Published on August 25, 2008
Section Green Report / Media
We hear all this talk about our planet’s CO2 problem being solved simply by planting trees. Corporations that make and sell electronics and other carbon dioxide-producing goodies have even implemented so-called off-set programs in an effort to make their gadgets seem less harmful. Indulge in guilt-free shopping: buy a computer and we’ll plant a tree somewhere on your behalf. Problem solved.
But a recent Environmental Graffiti article suggests that additional greenery doesn’t solve the problem, it exacerbates it.