Opinion: “Green” projects shouldn’t damage the environment
citizenry be against anything which preserves the process of photosynthesis?
When humans and animals breathe, they take in oxygen and give off carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is taken up by plants and oxygen is given off through photosynthesis. There is an equilibrium of oxygen and carbon dioxide created between animals and plants. Without one, the other would not survive for long.
If it is so “green” to chop down a tree to create space for solar equipment, why do the solar companies never talk about the loss of oxygen generation by those sacrificed trees? Some of those trees will create oxygen for over 100 years, which is approximately five times the life-expectancy of many pieces of solar equipment.
According to Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph. D., one acre of trees annually consumes the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent to that produced by driving an average car for 26,000 miles. That same acre of trees produces enough oxygen for 18 people to breathe for a year.
Save a tree and place solar on existing open space.
Just a little “green” food for thought.