27 May '11, 3pm

Lawmaker Explores Climate Solution in Clearing Rain Forests

Lawmaker Explores Climate Solution in Clearing Rain Forests

Andrew C. Revkin Is this the solution to greenhouse-driven warming? One congressman appears to think so. John Collins Rudolf of the Green blog got some reaction from experts on tropical forests to an unorthodox climate solution proposed at a Wednesday House hearing by Representative Dana Rohrabacher , Republican of California. Here’s an excerpt, starting with Rohrabacher outlining his thinking for a witness, Todd Stern, the Obama administration’s climate envoy: “Is there some thought being given to subsidizing the clearing of rain forests in order for some countries to eliminate that production of greenhouse gases?” the congressman asked Mr. Stern, according to Politico . “Or would people be supportive of cutting down older trees in order to plant younger trees as a means to prevent this disaster from happening?” he continued. Forestry experts were dumbfounded by Mr. Rohra...

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