[Coral-List] Copenhagen flop: article raises serious question

Duquesnel, Janice Janice.Duquesnel at dep.state.fl.us
Thu Aug 27 08:09:00 EDT 2009

There is another issue that needs to be considered regarding planting bamboo
as a solution for offsetting carbon impacts on corals. Planting species
outside of their historic range means we deal with exotic species invasions
in both uplands and wetlands habitats. Florida's Exotic Pest Plant Council
ranks the most invasive species as Category I and II species, and those
become the priority for state and federal funding for removal. Exotic species
disrupt ecosystem function and displace native plant and animal species and I
do not believe that anyone should be promoting the random planting of a
species without taking this into consideration. Our upland ecosystems are
critical to the health of our coral reefs and efforts should be made to
protect both ecosystems. We have had to deal with invasive bamboo in some of
our state parks and it is not an easy species to control.
Janice Duquesnel
Florida Park Service


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	From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov on behalf of Jim Hendee 
	Sent: Thu 8/27/2009 7:21 AM 
	To: Arlo Hemphill 
	Cc: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov 
	Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Copenhagen flop: article raises serious

	There are over 2000 species of bamboo, growing (as "runners" and
	"clumpers") all over temperate and tropical climates.  A lot have
	imported, but do well.  They are a major source of timber, paper,
	shelter, furniture and a ton of other things in the East, but the
	hasn't caught on in such a big way.
	I'm a US government employee working for NOAA so I can NOT officially
	call for an International Plant a Bamboo--Help the Planet Day on June
	22, 2010.  I kind of like the idea though... :D
	Arlo Hemphill wrote:
	> Jim,
	> I hope these are native bamboo species?
	> Arlo
	> Sent from my iPhone
	> On Aug 26, 2009, at 1:45 PM, Jim Hendee <Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov>
	>> Maybe the 10,000 people aren't showing up so they can save on the
	>> fuel and carbon emissions they'd spew into the atmosphere if they
	>> I say use the saved money to plant 10,000 bamboo plants in a
	>> local to the delegates instead, and thereby suck up the 4X CO2
that an
	>> equal weight of standard forest would use, and thereby have
	>> (nay, centuries) of extremely rapid renewable presence all over
	>> globe in honor (and attribution) for the day they didn't show up
and did
	>> something constructive instead of posturing and blabbering.
	>> Okay, I digressed...But the issue I mean to point out is that it's
	>> getting to where some sane application of what we already have
	>> of talk is something to consider.  Maybe a large answer is right
	>> front of everybody and they don't even see it:
	>>    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo
	>> Okay, I'm gone to go plant some seabreeze bamboo (Bambusa
	>> near the shoreline near the local coral reef...
	>>  Jim
	>> RainbowWarriorsInternational wrote:
	>>> See the article:
	>>> Is there a grain of truth to the threat of a flop?
	>>> We know for a fact that e.g. in the Kingdom of the Netherlands,
	>>> which consists of the Netherlands, Aruba, and the former
	>>> Antilles (Bonaire, Curacao, Dutch St.Martin, Saba and St.
	>>> aka Statia) ONLY the Netherlands are in compliance with climate
	>>> change treaties.
	>>> The
	>>> Dutch Caribbean islands like many Caribbean nations are not and
make no
	>>> excuse for this, except lack of expertise and government
	>>> What
	>>> is the use of tens of thousands of scientists and researchers and
	>>> being on board, if governments in developing nations do not
	>>> themselves to the cause and even consider NOT showing up in
	>>> Milton Ponson, President
	>>> Rainbow Warriors Core Foundation
	>>> (Rainbow Warriors International) Tel. +297 747 8280
	>>> PO Box 1154, Oranjestad
	>>> Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
	>>> Email: southern_caribbean at yahoo.com Web Sites:
	>>> http://www.southerncaribbean..org
<http://www.southerncaribbean..org/>    http://www.rainbowwarriors.net
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	>>> http://www.projectparadigm.info
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