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CO2 emissions from biomass combustion is not included in greenhouse gas totals because it contains biogenic carbon (from a living resource) and so is called 'carbon neutral'. Further "...reading an item on a cmputer emits greenhouse gasses at the rate of 3.8g of CO2 per minute.  Reading a piece of paper results in no additional emissions."

Paper Versus Digital, The Great Debate - Paper Manufaturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) Ref. Stern Review on tthe Economics of Climate Change, Sir Nicholas Stern, United Kingdom, 2006

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