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Watch the Green's heads explode!

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Plants revealed as methane source

"We now have the spectre that new forests might increase greenhouse warming through methane emissions rather than decrease it by sequestering carbon dioxide."

major implications for the rules of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, which allows countries and companies to offset emissions from the burning of fossil fuels like coal and oil by funding the planting of new forests ...

How will they blame Bush for this one?
As the BBC fairly says:

The study highlights, however, the extreme complexity of the relationship between the biological processes of the Earth and the chemistry of our atmosphere - and how much there is yet to discover.

Comments

Now I'm getting really confused (and I took my medication this morning).

Does this mean I've got to chop down all the trees I planted to save the whales?

RM

Chop down the trees to make a big harpoon!! :-)

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