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While switching from fossil to renewables is needed for ecological, economic, and health reasons, it is no longer sufficient to stabilize the global climate, as our best scientists have repeatedly been telling us. What is required now is a direct, rapid, massive, effective, timely, verifiable and sustained carbon dioxide removal (“CDR”). Whether that is viewed as economically beneficial or detrimental depends largely on whether you are still using the economics of an earlier century or the New Climate Math.

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Frank Michael
  1. Include sun-loving, fast-growing, and water-pump taproot pioneer species saplings, spaced to shade and protect other saplings.
  2. Patch harvests will consist of non-surviving saplings first, and poorly-thriving trees next.
  3. Trees clustered in beneficial microbiomes will be identified and protected, and the mother trees will be preserved.
  4. Biochar manufacture will take no more than 50% of the harvested biomass.
  5. Forest products will have limits that depend on a) the biome’s productivity; b) the climate requirements; c) the health of the stand; d) the amount of disturbance that logging would inflict on the ecology; and e) a 100-year embodied carbon standard for lumber use or furniture design.
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Emergency Planetary Technician and Climate Science Wonk — using naturopathic remedies to recover the Holocene without geoengineering or ponzinomics.

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