B.C.’s coastal rainforest is the best carbon storehouse of the province. Other forest lands, too, have great potential as allies in the fight against climate change—if we nurture and maintain their carbon-absorbing capacity.
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B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions quadruple when emissions from fossil fuel exports and forests are counted, according to a Sierra Club BC report released on September 13.
A new report released today by Sierra Club BC – Carbon at Risk: BC’s Unprotected Old-growth Rainforest – shows that one year of logging old-growth rainforest in southwest B.C.is responsible for releasing approximately 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
One year of logging old-growth forests in southwestern British Columbia blows away a year of carbon emissions reductions made through climate-change fighting initiatives like the carbon tax, says a Sierra Club report released today.
One year of logging old-growth rainforest on Vancouver Island and the south coast eliminates B.C.’s progress in reducing annual emissions, a new Sierra Club BC report shows.
Against the backdrop of record temperatures blistering North America and record ice melt in the Arctic, the B.C. government unflinchingly supports new coal mines, fracking projects and unsustainable logging rates without paying attention to the consequences for the atmosphere.