As Canada's forests become carbon bombs, Ottawa pushes the crisis off the books

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By Barry Saxifrage, National Observer, March 30, 2020

Canada's managed forests, and the wood taken out of them each year, have become one of our country's largest -- and yet most confusing -- sources of climate pollution. This forest carbon explainer tells the story of:

  • The climate crisis unfolding in Canada's managed forest lands, as they flip from much-needed carbon absorbers into super-emitters
  • How unnatural surges in insect outbreaks and wildfires are fueling the crisis
  • The troubling data showing that logging is now extracting more carbon than grows back, pushing our forests over the edge
  • And finally, the government's scramble to push the crisis, and any responsibility for it, off the books
https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/03/30/opinion/canadas-forests-become-carbon-bombs-ottawa-pushes-crisis-books?utm_source=National+Observer&utm_campaign=6414ce9e92-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_30_01_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cacd0f141f-6414ce9e92-277003849