Moore believes wood is the answer to the future of human civilization ("Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout"). He outlines the history of wood harvesting where we practically decimated all the forests close to the cities, then we learned to farm trees the same way we grow crops. It might surprise you to learn that China has added more forests than any other country because they realize its value for the environment and in construction. Its growing middle class needs it. And this is the irony. The more harvesting, the more replanting and management is done. This helps tremendously in carbon capture. Untended forests create potential fire hazards. Burning soil during forest fires releases massive amounts of carbon and other pollutents.
Trees are tremendous solar collectors. Wood kept dry and protected from sunlight will last for hundreds of years. Properly used it is safer than metal construction. Firemen tell me that metal floor joists are called "widow makers" as they collapse early in a fire situation. Wood beams and joists stay integral much longer under similar conditions. But like much in our society popular fears trump common sense and proper science.