Friday, February 14, 2014
AHA!!! I Was Wrong. Here is the Real Map of Forest Bio-mass
So there were enough comments questioning the original map I posted and saying it just didn't add up to their own observations that I decided to do a bit more digging on the subject.
See this is why I love a good debate.
Apparently the first map was a total of all potential bio-mass that "could" be achieved under a study done by some group called the union of concerned scientist. Which was kinda how I took it except when I read the fine print at the bottom of the article...
LO and Behold they don't consider Forests as a responsible or "Low-Carbon" method of bio-mass fuel production and actually excluded it from the original map I used....
So you guys who cried FOUL were in fact correct it had nothing to do with Forests like I had originally thought.
It does however still raise a question worthy of discussion on this blog if they think those areas you guys are in have no bio-mass production potential. I will let you read the report and decide for yourselves what the issue is.
Biomass Resources in the United States
Maybe you can find something in there I missed. I had to blow the original map up in photoshop to get the address as when I copied the map it wasn't from that site. Also there are several other maps which do show some potential in your area so it isn't all bad.
Now looking at the above map though, which claims it is the proper one for forest production I don't think many of you are going to be any happier about the whole thing. The above map looks even more grim than the first one for everybody involved.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!