April 23, 2016

Cement generates carbon - tree stores carbon. Is that something for houses in China?

Sir, I refer to Gillian Tett’s “Can China’s buildings turn green?” April 23.

What I have understood talking with friends who might just be besserwissers as unknowledgeable on these matters as I am; China uses a lot of concrete when building, and cement generates massive amounts of carbon. If they built more houses with tree then they could instead be capturing carbon.

Is it so? Who knows, in the fight against climate change, we must be very careful, there are many climate change profiteers.

And that, to keep profiteers away, is why I am supporting a big tax on gas, distributed by means of a Universal Basic Income. That would also align the incentives in the fight against climate change with those in the fight against inequality.

@PerKurowski ©