Trees alone will absorb excess carbon
RE: Carbon taxes
According to Canadian sources Canada has 990 million acres of forests, 370 million acres of wetlands and 167 million acres of crop-yielding farmland.
These are known as “carbon sinks” i.e. they absorb carbon. Biologists tell us that trees absorb about 2.6 tonnes of carbon per acre. So if you do the math 990 million acres x 2.6 tonnes/acre = 2.574 billion tonnes of carbon being absorbed every year here in Canada.
Now if you do more math: 36 trillion tonnes (amount of world emission x 0.0167 (1.67 per cent) = 601.2 million tonnes — this is the amount of carbon that Canada contributes to world emissions — in the forests alone. Canada absorbs almost four times the amount of carbon it emits.
This means that the other three quarters of our forests are being sustained by carbon being emitted by the rest of the world.
This calculation does not take into account the wetland or farmland that also absorbs carbon.
Canada really couldn’t get any greener, so why are our politicians hell bent on punishing us with these ridiculous carbon taxes? Keith Lankester Ancaster