Los combustibles fósiles liberan bióxido de carbono al quemarse e


Los combustibles fósiles liberan bióxido de carbono al quemarse e
Fossil combustibles emit carbon bioxid (CO2) when they are burnt so it increases
this gas in the atmosphere. This increasing of CO2 contributes to global warming
and climatic change.
Trees and bioxid of carbon
Trees and forests help to reduce these effects because they take up carbon
bioxid from the atmosphere transforming it to carbon thanks to
photosynthesis. This carbon is “stored” as vegetation. This process is called
“carbon fixation".
Forests represent one of the main worldwide drains of carbon. Forests store
around 289 gigatonnes (Gton) of carbon inside trees and other kinds of
(Source: FAO – Global Forest Resources Assessments 2010. FRA 2010)
The carbon stored in the forestal biomass, dead wood,
fallen leaves and ground is bigger – as on the whole- than
the total carbon the atmosphere has.
(Source: FAO – Global Forest Resources Assessments 2010. FRA 2010)
At global level, it is estimated that carbon reserves from the forestal biomass
dropped 0.5 Gton per year in the period 2000-2010, mainly due to the reduction of
the forestal surface.
(Source: FAO – Global Forest Resources Assessments 2010. FRA 2010)
One of the most important functions of trees is their competence for the evapotranspiration of huge volumes of water through their leaves. The water, by the warming
sun effect, gets evapored and gets incorporated to the atmosphere as a water steam..
As the vapour goes up to the atmosphere and thanks to a drop in temperature, this
vapour gets consdensed in little drops to form the clouds.
The water of clouds falls as sprinkles on the planet and it allows the trees’ growth,
the rivers’ supplying and it also benefits other organisms.
The global forest surface is a little bit more than 4,000 million hectares, which is 31%
of the global ground surface.
The yearly net forest loss (so, the amount of lost; less the addition of increasing
of forest surface) in the period 2000-2010 equals to a similar surface than the
surface of Costa Rica.
(Source: FAO – Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010. FRA 2010)
Preservation of forests, avoiding the tree felling, is an important strategy which helps
to avoid effects of climate change because of its important role in the storage of CO2
and also its contribution to the regularity of rainfall (thanks to the evapo-transpiration
of huge volumes of water by the leaves of tress).
Coolwood, S.L.U. is aware of this situation and we are
working to create furniture using recycled wood to avoid
cutting down more trees to supply us raw materials for our
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We don’t settle for just giving new life to recycled materials that we re-use, we
get excited about creating and increasing the life of our forests
commitment to the enviroment
overshoots the use of recycled
materials: we promise to use
part of the profits from these
product sales in reforestation,
and planting new trees which
won’t be used for commercial
usage or to obtain raw matters.
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