Addressing the danger to carbon dioxide sinks is part of the solution to this somewhat global disaster, and the methods to do so differ. The natural sinks such as forests are, so far, the most effective, although Solar Radiation Management and Carbon Dioxide Removal geo-engineering techniques are being considered. This paper provides advice to the Ministry of Forests in British Columbia regarding the issue of climate change and the role of the ministry in mitigating its effects in the area. The initial focus is on the effects of climate change. Forests are a perfect sink ... ... middle of paper ... ...y the day, contributing more to the greenhouse effect than carbon dioxide.
Conservation of forest in REDD+ area can lead to displacement (leakage) of deforestation and degradation to other non-REDD+ site. For example, in Indonesia, targeting carbon dense peat land forest will increase pressure to convert forest to oil palm plantation on mineral soil affecting existing biodiverse ecosystem (Swan and McNelly, 2011). In addition, restricting human to access forests that was previously accessible for extraction of forest products, fuel wood would benefit wildlife, increase carbon, and protect forest, but the long-term sustainability from this approach is doubtful (Miles and Dickson, 2010). Similarly, carbon focused conservation efforts under REDD+ will create huge pressure on the global biodiversity conservation priority areas, such as the Brazilian Cerrado, the Cape Floristic province, and the Succulent Karoomay, as it will divert the conservation investment away from them, and redirect human pressure towards them (Straussburg, et. al., 2009).
Carbon sinks have been a hot topic surrounding global climate change. To understand this debate it is first essential to understand what carbon sinks are and what they do. Plants have the natural ability to soak up carbon dioxide from atmosphere, storing it as carbon. In relation to global climate change, plants, especially trees, can help to absorb some of the carbon dioxide that humans have emitted into the atmosphere. This becomes one possible solution in mitigating climate change.
Humanity depends on the survival of a healthy ecosystem and deforestation is causing many social, economic and ecological problems. One ecological problem is Global warming witch is caused when carbon is released into the air after the burning of forests. Governments and industries must become more aware of these consequences of their activities and change accordingly. They need to cooperate with forest management and work towards a future that benefits all. Humans need to be educated about the current issues of the forests in order for us to save, preserve or sustain these places that provide us with so much.
And while this solution could likely not stand on its own in solving the climate problem, it could greatly contribute in reducing carbon in the air and its impact on the atmosphere and ultimately provide an offset to the climate trends today. Bibliography 1. http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/news/forest/reforestation-the-easiest.html 2. http://www.epa.gov/aml/revital/cseqfact.pdf 3. http://phys.org/news194285976.html 4. http://oregonforests.org/content/reforestation 5. https://www.plantatreeusa.com/individual/myweb.php?hls=96 6. https://goodpoint.elc.polyu.edu.hk/?q=node/960&mapid=6355
Unfortunately, claims that change the facts delay the appropriate evaluation of policy options. This can cause an expensive policymakers, procedures, and policies that can harm hardworking American families and causes little decrease of global carbon emissions. Obama administration 's decision has delay and perhaps deny, the Keystone XL pipeline which is a primary example. There are many interventions to slow down climate change. For example artificial trees which can imitator the photosynthesis of a real tree by being able to observe carbon dioxide out of the air.
Although various mechanisms are made in order to facilitate the reduction in requirements, the impact of such mechanisms is rather long term and therefore, there is a need for continuous innovation on policies and processes for carbon reduction at different levels of the whole supply chain of products and human activities. In general, carbon emission is considered in the forward supply chain, but it is also an important to consider the reverse chain which requires, recollection, refurbishing, reusing and disposing. A considerable research has been done on sustainable operations and industrial ecology (e.g. lifecycle analysis, environmental certification, and ISO standards) but little research is done in reorganizing the supply chains in the face of carbon constraints and carbon costs. Researchers around the world are working simultaneously on various innovative processes and innovative operation models, mathematical models in order to be able to reduce carbon emissions through such provisions as inventory control, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ons.
Some of these methods are as following: Peat production: Peat bogs are a very important carbon store. By creating new bogs, or enhancing existing ones, carbon can be sequestered. Hence amount of carbon from atmosphere can be reduced. Reforestation Replantation of trees on marginal crop and pasture lands for the removal of carbon from atmosphere is referred as reforestation. To make this process successful the stored carbon must not return to atmosphere when the tree is burned or when it dies.
Not all deforestation methods have negative effects, when cutting down trees properly and replanting trees, there would be some sort of balance in keeping the forest alive and while those cut down trees for resources. Why do we use the method of deforestation in our society today is the most common question that is asked. The reasons for us cutting down trees vary for di... ... middle of paper ... ...have resources to use to our content and keep the balance of carbon to keep our climates somewhat stable. I do agree that deforestation is a global affect because the earth does rotate in a circle, therefore the decisions that some places make they should be considering the outcome that would happen to those across the globe. In conclusion, there are many reasoning’s that contribute to why there is deforestation and how it has still come to be used in today’s modern world.
Even with economic incentives farmers still view this business as a risk to their livelihood. If managed in an appropriate way woodfuel can be rewarding by lowering the UK carbon emissions by 2050 and boost the economy. However to make sure that the woodfuel system is considered sustainable the production system must not impact on local or regional ecosystems, societies and economies. Organisations such as the Forest Stewardship Council and the Forestry Commission can ensure that sustainable practices are in place to manage our woodlands; however this is only one part of the woodfuel system. Both local and regional business and farmers must interact with other to ensure that other systems such as conversion, transportation and waste management are also sustainably managed within the woodfuel system.