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Switching to timber could solve Dutch housing shortage and be "a chance for our climate"
The Netherlands could build a million new homes from sustainably harvested local wood and save 100 megatons of carbon in the process, according to architect Marco Vermeulen. The Dutch architect has calculated that the country's 140,000 hectares of harvestable woodlands could provide enough timber for 22,000 houses each year. This means the country's entire shortfall of a million homes could be met within 45 years without using concrete or steel, which contribute to climate change.
originally posted by: Waterglass
a reply to: Grimpachi
Agree with you on all but i never new that if that tree became lumber that said CO2 would be contained. I am all for the environment but disinformation is disinformation.
But to use as lumber as a carbon sequester is news and a huge revelation to me. So when I see the crazy white men and women screaming in rage on TV. Well they can all go to hell as stupid is as stupid does. Sorry for my ignorance but I am also a product of years of MSM propaganda here in the good ole USA.
They seem to think this is some kind of game the other side is playing, to have their way and annoy the opposition. Some kind of scheme, create taxes and enrich themselves.
I said it lots of times before and I'll keep saying it. There will come a point when no amount of money is going to make this go away.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
Because it is.
Nature does not care about your money. Nature does not care about taxes. One cannot go into a big box store and buy a magic "nature adjustment package." If one wishes to change nature it takes actual action, and if nature still decides it doesn't want to be changed, it still won't change.
There may well come a day when the earth becomes unsustainable for humans, but it won't occur because of carbon dioxide. It will occur because people thought money was more important than nature and became arrogant enough to try and bend nature to their will instead of working with it.
This means the country's entire shortfall of a million homes could be met within 45 years without using concrete or steel, which contribute to climate change