Originally posted by D Ma G
exactly, so in the long term, it releases more CO2 than 02
What do you mean by it releases “more” CO2 than O2 in the long run?
Logically, it would make no difference to CO2 levels in the atmosphere in the VERY long run if it wasn’t for the fact that some trees will get converted into fossil fuels.
And what about the “shorter run“? -I mean, most of the carbon released into the atmosphere as a result of cutting down some trees would almost certainly be still in the atmosphere 100 years later and could therefore contribute significantly to global warming over that period -I don’t think that “short run” increase in CO2 can be simply ignored just because it is in the “short run” for it would still effect human life.