The point raised by Professor Kurti about absorption of carbon dioxide in rainforests demonstrates the need for further research in environmental accounting techniques. I agree that a fully developed rainforest does not absorb much more carbon dioxide than it produces. However, the 19 hectares of eucalyptus forest which is being dedicated to Linacre by a former student living in Tasmania is vigorously growing stock less than five years old.
The disparity in carbon dioxide fixation rates between eucalyptus and rainforest has been taken into account. I am also sure that a protected rainforest, fully developed or not, produces a net global benefit, compared with cutting it down and burning it.
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