Thickets and Climate Change

September 6th, 2015, 1pm

On our small acreage I have left many wild thickets (like the one pictured here) to grow without disturbance for 37 years. Apart from its beauty, this strategy has major value in the war against climate change. For example, in the period I’ve been here, the trees shown in this picture alone have stored enough carbon to more than offset the carbon emissions of our two cars. Literally thousands of pounds of carbon have been sequestered by each tree over the years. The trees have other significant advantages: pollution removal, avoiding storm water runoff, wind break and best of all, habitat for wild birds, wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, etc. Had these tree been cut down, all of this would have been lost… . And I couldn’t have taken a picture like this to share the beauty.

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David Wade Chambers

Born in Oklahoma: 30 years in US. 6 years in Canada, 40 years in Australia. Academic field: history and philosophy of science. Currently, teach indigenous studies online at Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, NM) and Brandon University (Manitoba). Come visit our B&B on Australia's Great Ocean Road. Mate's Rates for Hi community! (

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