[Homestead] Earth charity
billj at harborside.com
Wed Jan 30 13:32:04 EST 2008
no time for BS. the facts i cite have nothing to do with anyone's
opinion. tell us how u think lots of decaying matter laying around will
reduce CO2. maybe someone who HAS read it can explain the exact physical
mechanism behind that..
quite often theorists who have never gardened before will make
ridiculous statements. my "organic matter" is gone after a year.
>Well, then read the book and let us know if he's full of crap or your
>opinion of something you haven't read is.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Bill Jones" <billj at harborside.com>
>>this sounds like total load of crap to me. how's that supposed to work?
>>the organisms in living soil exhale CO2 as surely as any other animals.
>>the only force that removes it from the air and water is photosynthesis
>>(and dry ice manufacturers). so the CO2 could only be removed by "extra"
>>plants grown solely for mulch or compost. even then, organic matter
>>disappears into the air from soil faster than i can replace it. so
>>wouldn't if be more effective just to grow lot of vegetable matter to
>>sequester the CO2, then submerge it in a swamp, or otherwise preserve it
>>so that it can't decompose and release the CO2 back? in a nutshell, i'm
>>really trying hard to see how having lots of decaying organic matter
>>lying around will reduce CO2. take a lesson from the "Biosphere".
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