Ozzy's Odyssey: A Climate Science Blog

Tuesday 16th Dec 2014 by theWeather Club

'Ozzy the orangutan' and a group of PhD students at Imperial College London have started a blog that aims to increase awareness of climate science.

A Christmas-themes blog, "Ozzy’s Christmas Tree Debate", explores the climate pros and cons of real vs. artificial trees, finding that although natural trees are better in terms of afforestation (planting trees), sequestration of carbon (locking the carbon from the atmosphere away in the soil and wood), and lower emissions related to transportation, the longer life span of artificial trees may mean they have a lower carbon footprint if they are kept for more than 20 years.

Read the full blog here>> http://ozzytheorangutan.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/ozzys-christmas-tree-debate/