In the short-term, forests harvested for biomass energy actually put more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than burning fossil fuels,
Removing 5% of annual emissions by the spreading of rock dust on agricultural lands worldwide is a band-aid approach to a global hemorrhage.
Since most of the wood pellets are derived from newly harvested trees, the immediate impact on Earth’s climate is worse than coal.
The emission of carbon dioxide from the production of cement current accounts for about 5% of the total annual industrial emissions of CO2.
We can’t count on better management of soils to solve the climate crisis
Trees remove a lot of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
Trees are the most efficient net-negative emissions technology that we know of.
The incidence of forest fire is likely to increase in a warmer, drier world.
Without carbon dioxide uptake by trees, its concentration in the atmosphere would be rising nearly twice as fast as we observe today.
Recent press coverage of soil carbon sequestration on farms creates the dangerous impression that we can easily store a significant fraction of CO2 from fossil fuel emissions through better soil management.