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BP-owned company is selling carbon credits on trees that aren’t in danger, analysis finds
  • Agreed, but shitty, self-serving execution isn't a tree specific issue. It's a shitty capitalist company putting profit above preventing global catastrophe issue. Unless that's prevented, they'll do the same to every sequestration method possible.

  • BP-owned company is selling carbon credits on trees that aren’t in danger, analysis finds
  • You don't need continual replanting - they have seeds, remember?

    That's what I was implying with the bit about "trees accomplishing replanting themselves", but I can see how that's not clear.

    Overall I super agree. My grad studies (put vaguely so I don't dox my ass) were the microbiological aspect of a project examining carbon cycling in various growth stages of forest. Some people shit on trees as a method of carbon sequestration but a healthy, diverse forest can really pack it in, especially in early to mid seral stages, and retain it long term.

    Plus humans have deforested the hell out of so much of the planet, returning some of it to closer to its previous state has far reaching benefits beyond chipping away at climate change.

  • BP-owned company is selling carbon credits on trees that aren’t in danger, analysis finds
  • Keep in mind that decomposition is for the growth and maintenance of the organisms doing the decomposing, meaning some of that carbon is incorporated into the decomposers, not released to the atmosphere. It would take years or even decades for a dead tree to release most of its captured carbon to the atmosphere. It will eventually happen, though, which is why you need a continual cycle of new growth that helps minimizes net losses due to decomposition.

    It's not perfect but it's something and done right, which the vast majority of tree carbon credit programs are NOT, is a self perpetuating method of carbon capture.

  • BP-owned company is selling carbon credits on trees that aren’t in danger, analysis finds
  • Trees aren't completely ineffective at carbon capture, they just need to be used properly and with knowledge of their limitations: much of their carbon will be released rapidly in the event of a fire (around 20% of a tree's mass is underground, which is why I don't say all), the carbon they captured will be released over a course of years after they die, and carbon capture rates aren't static and will sharply decline at a certain point. To keep such a project going requires continual replanting, much of which can be accomplished by the trees themselves if the project is done properly.

    Most tree based carbon credits are pure scams and were always intended to cheat the system. Done honestly, we could still use trees for carbon credit but you'd need a LOT more trees per unit credit (compared to current scheme rates if they were even honest) and the project would have to estimate likely potential carbon losses and bake those into the valuation.

  • Alpha males
  • And all these years, I thought Nick Adams was a parody account. Fucking hell

    Edit: after reading his Wikipedia article, I've decided Nick Adams is himself a parody of your average American conservative, whether or not it's intentional.

  • The GOP's proposed national platform is extremely transphobic
  • I'm definitely not white or straight enough for Project 2025.

    It reminds me of a certain country in the 1920s that had chosen a small segment of the population as superior...hmmm...which country was that again? Dutchland?

    /s, kinda

  • If English was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me.
  • Now I'm wondering, if your priest plays with your weiner for you, does god consider that instant forgiveness or do you still need to see your priest in confession? Does it count if he hasn't confessed to another priest? What if those priests played with their weiners together? If all the priests are giving each other handies, is there no (dong related) forgiveness for anyone?!

  • If English was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me.
  • Although god gets upset if you play with your weiner, it becomes okay after you tell your priest about it...but the forgiveness doesn't stick. You have to tell that priest after every time to be forgiven.

    /Catholicism

  • 2meirl4meirl
  • In the United States, there's a federal loan option called Parent Plus loans that can allow parents to take out loans for their children's education. Private loans could be taken out by just about anyone to pay for a student's education, depending on the institution.

  • A scrap of cloth found in Goodwill turns out to be part of American history
  • From the article:

    After a small bidding war Moore won the cloth fragment for $1,300. He decided not to reveal that fact to his wife, Susan Bowen.

    “I didn’t want to tell her because then she’s going to ask me, ‘Where’d you get that and how much did you pay for it?’” he said. “It’s hard for me to lie about that.”

    Even after the fragment was delivered, he kept it under wraps until his wife’s son was home.

    “He thought it was safer to show me when there was somebody else around,” Bowen said.

    As someone previously in an abusive relationship, it's nothing like a sure sign he's in one but it's a red flag.

  • Right-to-Work Laws don't mean your employer can fire you at any time for any reason (US Law)

    >"I live in a right-to-work state, so my employer can shitcan me for any reason". > > -Linus K. Lemming

    Sorry friends, that's at-will employment, *and you still can't be terminated for any reasons that are protected by law, but we're not here to discuss that. Right-to-work laws mean one thing: that non-union employees cannot be required to contribute to the cost of union representation.

    The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 prohibits "closed shops", where union membership is a condition of employment; however, union represented positions can still be required to contribute to the cost of that representation. Right-to-work laws prohibit that requirement, allowing employees in union represented positions who choose not to join the union to also choose whether or not they contribute to the union's costs, i.e., if they pay dues or not.

    I see this mistake frequently and thought folks might want to know the correct information so they don't unintentionally perpetuate it.

    Edit: updated to include link to info about at-will employment.

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    Halp! Calibrating touchscreen on Panasonic CF-30

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/post/12310804

    > Halp! Calibrating touchscreen on Panasonic CF-30 > > Hey all! I've been having an issue I can't figure out. Suddenly, I realized I'm in the heart of Linux users! I can ask here! I'm a total noob, so please be gentle. > > I installed Xubuntu and got everything but the touchscreen working properly. The touchscreen works but the cursor is consistently off a bit, with the least error in the center of the screen and increasing as it moves to the sides. I've tried running xinput_calibrator but it doesn't help. I attempted to run libinput.calibrate-touchscreen but keep getting a "is a Wayland compositor running?" error message. > > Any suggestions?

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    Halp! Calibrating touchscreen on Panasonic CF-30

    Hey all! I've been having an issue I can't figure out. Suddenly, I realized I'm in the heart of Linux users! I can ask here! I'm a total noob, so please be gentle.

    I installed Xubuntu and got everything but the touchscreen working properly. The touchscreen works but the cursor is consistently off a bit, with the least error in the center of the screen and increasing as it moves to the sides. I've tried running xinput_calibrator but it doesn't help. I attempted to run libinput.calibrate-touchscreen but keep getting a "is a Wayland compositor running?" error message.

    Any suggestions?

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