Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Don't wait to get it right!" says Garnaut

Ross Garnaut has become more alive to the Coalition's basic argument for deploying soils immediately to sequester the vast amounts of carbon we know they can capture and hold. Hundreds of millions of hectares will sequester hundreds of millions of tonnes of CO2e.
Unlike those who caution against rushing ahead to start a soil carbon program before the global community is 100% certain we can measure it and hold it and count it... (unlike every other area of Climate Change Mitigation). Garnaut says "Just do it!" He says: "The mitigation gains are potentially so large that it is important for Australia to commence work on program design and implementation even before the issues of coverage, national and international, are fully resolved.”

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