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CARBON SEQUESTRATION TO MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE

Human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas have caused a substantial increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide is causing measurable global warming.  Potential adverse impacts include sea-level rise, floods, droughts, and tropical storms, changes in the amount, timing, and distribution of rain, snow, and distribution of coastal marine and other ecosystems. Technically and economically feasible strategies are needed to mitigate the consequences of increased atmospheric Carbon dioxide-Global Warming.
The term Carbon Sequestration is used to describe both natural and deliberate processes by which Carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere or diverted from emission sources and stored in the ocean, terrestrial environments. However the existing carbon dioxide uptake mechanism-carbon sinks- are insufficient to offset the accelerating pace of emissions related to human activities. Controlling atmospheric Carbon dioxide will require deliberate mitigation with an approach that combines reducing emissions and increasing storage.

The Role of Bamboo in carbon dioxide Sequestration.

Trees play a vital role in balancing the atmospheric heat. Trees directly absorb the carbon-di-oxide in the atmosphere by photosynthesis mechanism and give out oxygen. Since all plants and animals are carbon based, a continuous supply of this element is required both for growth and repair. So carbon is locked up or sequestered in the molecules of that make up the stems, leaves, roots and all other parts of plant.
Carbon dioxide is the most significant anthropogenic gas, both in the sense of the amount of heat it traps and the quantity that is released into the atmosphere (mainly from the burning of fossil fuels) So more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere means more heat. Unless we evolve appropriate mechanisms to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere we cannot escape from global warming and its ultimate devastating effects on all forms of life on the planet Earth.
Fortunately Nature herself has provided our planet with trees which act as effective carbon sinks, extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and keeping it locked away for long periods of time. So we should encourage aforestation and reforestation while discouraging  deforestration. Recent research has shown that trees which grow fast can absorb more carbon dioxide from atmosphere. It has been found that bamboo, a wild grass, is the fastest growing plant on the planet with the growth rate of upto 1-2 meters a day. It can sequester carbon dioxide  faster than similar fast growing trees like fir and ecaulyptus. Bamboos absorb carbon dioxide and release15% more oxygen into the atmosphere than an equivalent stand of hard wood trees. So a well grown bamboo acts as a carbon sink and an oxygen producing factory.
Bamboo can also replace the use of coal in power production as a source of renewable energy. It can also replace the use of wood for nearly every application- paper flooring furniture building materials and much more. Bamboo cultivation provides employment opportunities in rural areas. Bamboo grows in a variety of climatic conditions-from low wet lands to higher elevations in the mountains.
The company ECOVERT BAMBOO wants to SEQUESTER CARBON ONE BILLION TONE EVERY YEAR by cultivating Bamboo in 24000 Acres in 12 Districts in Tamil Nadu. The company will set up a power planet of 10MW in each district based o Bio-mass-Bamboo. Lets join together to save our Earth for our Future Generation, we can face the Climate Challenges and avoid the rise in temperature by cultivating Bamboo.   

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