[permaculture] GLOBAL WARMING:- Is CO2 the Primary Cause?

Laurence Gaffney lgaffney at bigpond.com
Mon Apr 9 19:28:12 EDT 2007


Hello All

Over the past couple of months I have come across a different take on the cause of global warming.
 
Essentially the Theory is that deforestation is destroying the Earths Ability to regulate temperature.

Mollison has long argued that forests have an effect locally on weather (See TREES AND THEIR ENERGY TRANSACTIONS in Chapter 6 of his Permaculture Designers Manual) 
Some of this chapter was sourced I think from the 1983 article titled Forest Weather by Bayard Webster (see Link)
http://idrinfo.idrc.ca/Archive/ReportsINTRA/pdfs/v12n4e/110782.pdf

At a Mollison /Lawton Permaculture Design Course in Melbourne Australia (Jan 07) students were referred to the following Article:-
http://www.stevenbloemen.be/downloads/files/WaterAgainstGlobalWarming.pdf

This is not a good article and is wrong in fact in a number of places. It may suffer from poor translation. However it does outline the Theory.

More significant is an article entitled "The Biology of Global Warming and its Profitable Mitigation" published in the SUSTAINABILITY NETWORK UPDATE - No 64E funded by the Australian CSIRO.
http://www.bml.csiro.au/SusnetNL/Network%20Letter%2064E.pdf

This Theory seems to make "Common Sense" to me.

Can anyone out there debunk this Theory for me please?.

Laurence Gaffney
Australia
  



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