From Copenhagen to Carolina: Can the longleaf pine make a comeback to combat global warming?

As global climate talks wrap up in Copenhagen, Denmark, Frank Stasio at WUNC’s State of Things welcomes a couple of guests to talk about a recent report from the National Wildlife Federation that argues that restoring the once vibrant stands of longleaf pine forests could help southern states deal with the effects of global warming. It turns out that the longleaf is pretty good at capturing carbon pollutants in the air. Of course one of the experts on the history of the south’s longleaf pines is Lawrence S. Earley, author of Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest.

Tune in to WUNC (91.5 FM in the Triangle area) today at noon (ET) for the longleaf discussion with Earley and Eric Palola, senior director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Forests for Wildlife program and coauthor of the report “Standing Tall: How Restoring Longleaf Pine Can Help Prepare the Southeast for Global Warming.”

As always, you can stream the broadcast online or listen to a podcast later. I’ll post the link to this episode’s podcast when it’s available. Update: Here’s the link to the show.