Sky’s the limit – building in wood could save planet | Newcastle Herald

I am a great believer in the power of photosynthesis to drag carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. 

Indeed, if there are enough trees, such reafforestation would ameliorate the climate by reducing the warming. Especially if the carbon in that timber can then be stored in a form that stops it being sent back up into the atmosphere by burning, or being digested by fungi in landfill.  For example the manufacture of wooden pallets uses about 40 per cent of the world’s timber, but most are on a one-way journey to landfill.

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