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Sherly Sturges an executive at a big energy company that built coal fire powerstations.
Researching possible ways and coming up with ideas to get rid of carbon dioxide.
Discovered Leucaena leucocepholia trees, which absorbed more carbon diovide and grew at a faster rate.
Based on research they discovered they would need to plant about 52 million trees. However, there isn't enough space to plant all those trees.
Cost: 2 million dollars.
Her boss came looking for her worried about global warming.
NPR Reporter and Photographer.
From Washington DC to the Amazon to witness the destruction.
How does it affect the polluters?
Carbon offsets play a role in companies excuse to produce and keep on producing.
Carbon tax could change and affect behavior.
Calculating could affect behavior as well.
The reporter and photographer calculated how much their trip was towards carbon offsets.
The flight required about 80 trees, and the cars portion 8 trees. Overall, 88 trees would be needed to offset their trip to the Amazon.
Negatives of carbon offset.
Farmers didn't want to use their space to plant the trees, as it was leading up to food shortages.
Can get very messy due to social dynamics.