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Katrina rated largest U.S. ecological disaster

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posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 04:15 PM
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Katrina rated largest U.S. ecological disaster


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ATLANTA - No surprise: They love trees in Poplarville, Miss.

So when hurricane Katrina ripped out tulip poplars, bent black gum to the ground, and scattered loblolly pines like pick-up sticks, local tree enthusiasts such as Julia Anderson not only had a rude aesthetic shock, but many also sensed that the destruction had shaken the very roots of the region's ecological balance.
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posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 04:15 PM
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Hmm, interesting tidbits here:

Nature itself killed or damaged about 320 million trees. The largest ecological disaster in US history.

Those rotting trees and leaves will release 100 million metric tons of greenhouse gases.

Nature did that. Thats more greenhouse gas output than annual output from North Korea, Vietnam, Romania, Israel, or Greece. Its half of Turkey's output. Equal to one third of Poland, Ukraine, and Brazil's output. More than 1/4 of France's output. One Quarter of Iran, Mexico, and South Korea's output. One Fifth of the UK and One Sixth of Canada's output.

Between the coal fires, volcanoes, non human life, forest fires, water vapor and this, Humanity doesnt have as much impact as we would like to believe. Seems Nature itself is just fine pumping around 70% of the world's greenhouse gases into the atmosphere on its own.

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