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

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

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