Opening of the book
The fifth edition
The author explains that ‘climate change believers’ are as stubborn
as ‘climate change skeptics’ and that therefore we cannot expect any
solution from climate change negotiations.
The author explains how he became interested in the CO₂ problem.
The fascinating CO₂ problem
The CO₂ problem appears - after an in depth study - to present
The CO₂ concept
The concept of CO₂ is often used to refer to Greenhouse Gases (GHG)
in general, like nitrous oxides, soot and dust particles instead of just
Production losses and CO₂
Fossil fuels (e.g. oil, gas and coal) all emit CO₂, but the differences in
emission as a result of different production losses per fuel may not be
as big as we think.
We have to try to change the financial dependence of CO₂ experts from
researching to solving.
The debate on climate change
The climate has always been subject to changes, even before fossil fuels
Due to wrong assumptions, upbringing and education we describe
hot or cold temperatures and large or small temperature variations
incorrectly. This obstructs development of the right solutions to the
problems we are facing.
CO₂ viewed from a different angle
Only a higher concentration of CO₂ compared to the average original
CO₂ concentration before the industrial revolution is pollution.
Comparing air to water
We have to treat air the same as we treat water: pay for its use and
clean it up for 100% after use.
The Kyoto Protocol
The Kyoto Protocol has divided the world into two groups of countries:
those who have committed themselves to reduce CO₂ emissions and
in return received eternal limited emission rights and those who have
received eternal unlimited emission rights.
Reduction is delay
The Kyoto Protocol neither reduces, nor decreases, nor lowers but only
delays the moment when the final total quantity of CO₂ emission has
entered our atmosphere.
Delay is not wrong, but it is no solution either
Delay as a process to limit the annual emission is not wrong, but as a
solution to - potential - climate change it is inadequate.
The relocation of CO₂ emission
Relocating delayed CO₂ emission to other countries is not a solution.
CO₂ is no pollution
Just like oxygen, CO₂ is useful.
Humanity emits 6% of CO₂
The target of a 5.4% delay in emission as described in the Kyoto Protocol
only has an effect of 5.4% of 6% = 0.324% on the total annual emission
of CO₂. Such a small limitation has no effect on the climate whatsoever,
should CO₂ really be the cause of climate change?.
The split position of the United Nations
The United Nations put two kinds of CO₂ policy in effect: a stimulating
policy (the Millennium Goals) and a restraining policy (the Kyoto
Choosing between useless and useful investments
CO₂ emission policies cost billions and have little effect now or later as
calculations show. These billions should be spent useful rather than
Every government should only invest in an energy production solution
that is available 24 hours a day or in energy storage, effectively making
intermittent sources available 24 hours a day.
Wealth through a head start
By investing in other forms of energy production now, we can be
independent of unreliable suppliers in the future and we create new
sources of prosperity.
Why the USA refuses to ratify the Kyoto Protocol
The USA does not participate in the Kyoto Protocol because of its flaws.
This is an important reason to improve the Protocol, not to abolish it.
What needs to be improved in the Kyoto Protocol
The flaws of the Kyoto Protocol are the cause that it does not have any
effect. They need to be solved during the future Climate Conferences.
If they are not recognized and removed from the Protocol, there will
never be a new effective Protocol.
The peculiarities of the Annex-1 nations list of the Kyoto Protocol Emission agreements for the Annex-1 nations are illogical and indicate that other considerations than CO₂ emission have led to the agreed quantities.
The ‘forgotten’ population growth
In the Kyoto Protocol, population growth has not been taken
into account. As a consequence of this deliberately forgotten item,
differences in limitations caused by differences in population growth
have not been taken into account.
Six failed Climate Conferences
The objective of the future Climate Conferences should be a 100%
cleaning of CO₂ emissions caused by fossil fuels.
Mankind can solve the too high concentration of CO₂ caused by CO₂
emissions through photosynthesis. This is the instrument to disconnect
CO₂ molecules and connect them into other manifestations.
Scientific research shows that earth’s has a flexible CO₂ disconnecting capacity
Research by the University of Colorado shows that the earth’s capacity to disconnect CO₂ molecules has doubled over the last 50 years.
More scientific support
Slowly but steadily more scientists support the potential of trees to
clean the air from CO₂
The enormous purification power of the tree
Trees offer an almost unlimited capacity of air cleaning.
The disconnection of C atoms from O atoms through trees, plants and algae
Nature has various instruments to disconnect the C atom from the O atoms, but for us the most flexible to influence is the tree disconnecting capacity.
Have we got 2 billion hectares of land available?
We have enough space to plant 2 billion hectares of trees.
How large is 50 million hectares?
The size of Texas.
Trees grow everywhere
Trees grow everywhere as long as there is sufficient capillary hanging
Why to solve the problem in 40 years and not tomorrow
Three years after its introduction, the Treesolution will have a larger
net positive effect on cleaning CO₂ emission than is expected from the
present dysfunctional measures of the Kyoto Protocol.
The organization of the Treesolution
Surcharging fossil fuel production and organizing a market place where
carbon farmers are allowed to offer tree planting projects, allow us to
attack the CO₂ emission problem practically and quickly.
‘From CO₂ Nature’
The proposal to a working mechanism that cleans the air from CO₂
The figures of the Treesolution
Investment in the Treesolution is affordable and creates wealth for
millions of carbon farmers.
The ‘CO₂ emission surcharge’
We can put a ‘CO₂ emission surcharge’ on oil only, or on all fossil fuels
The influence of the Treesolution
The Treesolution solves the flaws of the Kyoto Protocol.
Criticism of the Treesolution
The Treesolution is subject to criticism, but the arguments are partially
Those who calculate, plant trees
Every person having a long term vision plants trees as they will prove
to be a good investment. Trees can serve as collateral for the financial
system. Carbon farming will prove to be the motor of the next economic
growth spurt and create wealth for millions.
The cynics are wrong
There might be cynics who do not believe in worldwide cooperation, but
examples such as the first Climate Treaty of Montreal concerning the
ozone layer damage that was organized within a time frame of only 20
years, show that we are capable of cooperating globally.
Let’s not create new slavery
The Treesolution should not harm the populations of the places where we plant. Instead, it must present an opportunity for local development.
Our problem is their chance
The Treesolution can help end poverty of millions of families starting to
farm carbon and in the same time produce food.
Support the 'Treesolution' plan
The Treesolution turns the CO₂ disadvantage into a CO₂ advantage.
A new vision and strategy on the property and use of land leads to more
The food challenge
The Treesolution cleans up fossil fuel CO₂ emissions for 100% through a
money making food producing business model.
The benefits the Treesolution
A compilation of all the benefits resulting from tree planting.
Final words to the reader
The author thanks the reader and asks him to support the Treesolution
to solve the CO₂ over-concentration problem.