Don’t Save the World With Bamboo

Posted in Abrupt Climate Change at 3:49 pm

Time magazine helpfully laid out things people can do to cut done on carbon emmisions.

As part of their recommendations to cut emmisions they suggested planting bamboo.  Don’t do it! Bamboo will crowd out native species (that might not survive a significant warming trend, but why push them out?) and make attempts to later farm the land very difficult.

Plant a nut tree instead. (It’s a much better adaptation strategy and results in a tasty harvest even if disaster doesn’t strike.)

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