Can someone explain this to me?
As I understand it the whole carbon credits game, CO2 polluters buy carbon credits, which are used to plant trees that take CO2 from the air. On the other hand, every tree removed to reduce the fire danger is one more tree that will not be removing CO2 from the air. Are we removing more trees that we are planting? Who is keeping the records? Are we winning or loosing the carbon credits game?
The Governor is buying carbon credits, which will be used to plant trees and other notable are doing the same. Yet in the National Forests and around Lake Tahoe we are removing trees to reduce the ladder fuels that enable the development of uncontrolable crown fires in old growth timber. How do we account for the removal of the trees in the global warming calculation? If the Governor buys ten new trees for every flight, to and from LA to Sacramento, and the foresters are remove 100 trees a day to reduce the fire danger, we seem to be in loosing CO2 sequestering game. Who is keeping score?