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James McSparron

Student, University of Ulster

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Can 1 cubic meter of wood really hold 1 tonne of carbon? I would not have thought so.

“Why we should build wooden skyscrapers” http://tres.me/1pZYk3N
Michael Green states in his TED talk that a cubic metre of wood can hold 1 tonne of carbon.
Is a tonne of carbon not the same as a tonne of coal or the same as a tonne of feathers?
It could be said that Michael made a small mistake but someone took time to create a diagram to support the statement.