Carbon Sequestration And Carbon Storage Defense Makes Safer Buildings Too.
The most direct process linking more re-forestation to climate change mitigation is carbon sequestration. Global climate change is caused by high levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere trapping heat from the sun. As trees grow, they absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen (O2), turning the carbon into the main substance of their leaves, roots, branches, and wood fiber. Carbon makes up 45-50% of the dry-weight biomass of trees. By this process, the growth of trees in the PNW re-forestation programs can reduce atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide and slow the process of global heating. The time you bring you recycling to the curb just think of the value additional re-forestation and defending the carbon stored in lumber can have on future generations.
The expansion of re-forestation can significantly aid in meeting climate change mitigation goals. Look for those builders that support defending lumber from fire to defend the carbon left behind in lumber so it's never released back into the ozone.
When wood structures burn they create radical greenhouse gases. Attics ignite very easily when the lumber is raw and dried down making our homes very vulnerable. Some great national builders are now fire defending 100% of the lumber to lower loss of fire from job site mistakes and arson attacks. By doing that, they are also defending the carbon storage and we hope one day Congress will reward them with a Carbon Tax Credit. By rewarding builders that fire defend, we will be promoting more reforestation. The Mass Timber Movement should fire defend 100% of the lumber to help lower the negative perception of building tall structures with raw lumber. By doing so it should lower the insurance risk premiums. It's time for change in our building industry and today the safest best most cost effective fire inhibitor chemistry is now being used nationwide. Our Architects need to support defending carbon in lumber with fire protected lumber. Everyone needs to jump on board here like we did over recycling because this could have a bigger impact on future generations than our recycling programs will.
Steve Conboy has written the Carbon Tax Credit Bill so if you know someone in Congress that is willing to support him, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org