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Dry mushrooms could slow climate change…and some are needed for climate policy

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Apparently some shrooms can sequester more carbon as temperatures rise…

Because the fungi in the dry northern areas are off their feed, they process less of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, leaving more of it locked in the soil and less of it in the atmosphere, (here)

Well if only we could get some of these little babies to help with climate policy … we might just get a coherent policy vision. Says our intrepid BC harvester Bad Weed (see here for his last quote):

Dude, I have had a long-term climate policy vision, and it rocks.

Indeed.

Written by Dave Sawyer

November 4th, 2008 at 3:17 am

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Sobering insight on the real cost of inaction

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Forget Stern, forget Canada wide studies on the cost of inaction, forget debate over mitigation affordability, the real cost of inaction is …less beer,

The price of beer is likely to rise in coming decades because climate change will hamper the production of a key grain needed for the brew — especially in Australia, a scientist warned Tuesday.

“It will mean either there will be pubs without beer or the cost of beer will go up,” Mr. Salinger told the Institute of Brewing and Distilling convention.

(see here)

Eee Gads, BC would implode if the bud harvest suffered due to increased climate variability. Indeed, the economic and social impacts of US softwood lumber protectionism and the pine beetle would pale in comparison. Says BC harvester Brad Weed,

“Dude, this is bad”

Which perhaps explains why BC has been so active on climate policy.

Written by Dave Sawyer

April 8th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

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