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So, there's really two questions here. 1) if we were to take wood and store it in a way that prevents decomposition, would this help reduce atmospheric CO2? and 2) Would sinking it into the bottom of an ocean trench achieve this? So, first things first, yes removing wood from the contemporary carbon cycle does reduce atmospheric CO2. We already do this (...


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Aussies emit ~15 tonnes CO2 per capita per year. Current carbon capture and storage technology can bury CO2 for \$40-\$57 per tonne (estimate for early 2020s). So, yes, you could do this for ~$50,000 . Underground storage is relatively permanent. As for trees, you could plant one of these, 1,700 tonnes CO2 and lives 3,000 years. With any kind of trees you ...


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You'd have to keep your own ledger recording your greenhouse gases emissions over your lifetime; I don't think you'd find anyone mug enough to do it for you. Yes, it would be possible to plant enough trees to more than offset your emissions, provided you had the money and the land. In some countries there is probably enough unsupervised state owned land to ...


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