The BC Government recently announced a B.C.Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy to help fight climate change, at a cost of $105 million. With apologies to Joyce Kilmer, poet, I have a suggestion: Trees.
I think that I shall never see, a carbon capture system good as a tree,
A tree that twelve months of the year, works to keep the air so clear,
That traps the rain the rivers need, and so allows the salmon to breed.
A tree whose shade is very dear, when climate change we’ve learned to fear,
And in whose shade the flowers grow, and birds and bees flit to and fro;
Mainstay of biodiversity, trees do all this work for free.
We’re better by far with generous trees than expensive, inadequate, technology.