I just got a CO2 meter and checked the levels in my house and went down a rabbit hole trying to address the issue. Apparently it would take 249 areca palms to offset the carbon RESPIRATION of one adult.

So okay 249 trees just for me to breathe, not to mention the rest of the bad things we all do.

So how can this math ever balance? 249 trees just to break even seems like an impossible number. Then all the flights I have been on, miles driven, etc.

I feel like that’s… Way too many trees. Is it hopeless or am I missing something?

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      Directly they dont but it does take oil and gas to make the fertillizer that feeds the crops and pesticides that prevent pests from destroying entire harvests, diesel to run the farm equipment and transport the crops to market. Modern farming, even organic, is very much Carbon positive.

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        Yes, but that’s almost all by proxy. You’re not supposed to offset the CO2 you’re breathing out.

        Unless you actually eat coal.

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          Do you think the climate cares at all that CO2 emissions are by proxy or not?

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            That’s not my point. OP was clearly talking about the CO2 of the calories themselves.

            I specifically addressed, that fossil fuels can’t be used, if you want to be carbon neutral.

            Don’t bend your mind over backwards and put words in ny mouth to prove your self-righteousness to yourself.