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post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 01-06-2003, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
Ron
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Another reason to ditch the "tintop"

Again a ripoff from The Straight Dope:

Still, it's fair to say that claims that planting x trees offsets y tons of pollution are simplistic. Consider two of the carbon calculators found on the Web.

Both agree that driving a medium-size car 10,000 miles a year will generate roughly four tons of carbon dioxide annually.

American Forests figures you'll need to plant twelve trees each year to offset that (which for a fee they'll happily do), Future Forests says you can get by with four trees.

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