British Columbia is not taking responsibility for vast amounts of its green-house gas emissions, says a paper to be released Thursday by the Sierra Club of B.C.
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Global warming is here, greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, and climate change impacts appear greater than feared. Despite these alarming trends, here in British Columbia climate policy has lost momentum and the provincial government is not building on its initial steps to fight global warming and reduce emissions in a coherent and adequate manner.
Massive emissions of greenhouse gases are coming from B.C.’s coastal forests because of poor logging practices and inadequate management, according to a new report by environmentalists.
Logging in B.C.’s coastal rainforests is a significant and hidden source of provincial greenhouse gas emissions and must be included in B.C.’s official carbon emissions inventory, Sierra Club BC said today in a report.
Decades of old growth logging have left an alarming 50 percent of all forest ecosystems on Vancouver Island and the South Coast at a high risk for species extinction and loss of carbon storage, according to a new Sierra Club BC report.
The old-growth forests of Vancouver Island and the B.C. coast are Canada’s most valuable weapon in the battle against climate change, but they are being systematically destroyed, says a new report from Sierra Club B.C.