According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this era
of global warming "is unlikely to be entirely natural in origin" and "the
balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence of the global
According to IPCC reports too, the need of reducing immediately the amout of
carbon oxide flowing to atmosphere everyday is evident, so that the global
heating does not affect earth, as showed in the site
Otherwise, the global heating can reach a point there will be no return.. At
this point billion of people, animals and vegetables will dye and earth will
turn to an uninhabitable planet.
We also realise that, in spite of all the efforts are being made in order to
avoid the increase of CO2 in atmosphere or to reduce the emissions of carbon
oxide flowing each day to atmosphere, it will not be enough from this year
to the another.
Besides, for some individuals businesses and organisations, avoidance of all
CO2 emissions will be almost impossible. So, in this case, Carbon Offsetting
plays a vital rule.
As explained in the site http://www.carbonfootprint.com/carbon_offset.html,
Carbon Offsetting is a way of compensating for the emissions produced with
an equivalent carbon dioxide saving.
And how do I this carbon offset at low cost and as fast as I can? In my
opinion, by planting yourself trees, or helping planting them and avoid,
hardly, the deforestation.
And how much trees do i have to plant to make the carbon offset?
In my opinion, it depends on the result of some calculations to know
exactaly the average you need to compensate the emissions of carbon oxide by
For individuals, you can do this on-line using the calculations in the site
For businesses and organization, i suggest to contact the site
For a practical calculation, it can be used the data of the US Departament
of Agriculture: One acre (or 4.047 square meters) of forest absorbs six
tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This is enough to
meet the annual needs of 18 people."U.S. Department of Agriculture
There is also another practical data from the National Wildlife Federation:
There are about 60-to 200- million spaces along our city streets where
trees could be planted. This translates to the potential to absorb 33
million more tons of CO2 every year, and saving $4 billion in energy costs."
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