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Montreal Simon: Firefighters and the Inferno of Climate Change

The roaring inferno in and around Fort McMurray is now so big only Mother Nature can stop it."Let me be clear, air tankers are not going to stop this fire," Morrison said. "This is an extreme fire event. It's going to continue to pus… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Firefighters and the Inferno of Climate Change

Cowichan Conversations: The Case For Letting Canada’s Forest Fires Burn

Let It Burn

Here is a compelling story featured from Desmog that is a reality hit that might be hard to swallow. It runs counter to our instincts it may well be the

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The Disaffected Lib: Where Have All the Forests Gone?

The biggest source of lost forests is in Russia and Canada.  It’s not forest lost to deforestation, logging or clearing land for agriculture, but boreal forest consumed by wildfires.  A climate change feedback?  Probably.

Some 43,000 square kilometres of northern boreal forest were ravaged in Russia, due mainly to fires, in 2013, while Canada shed . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Where Have All the Forests Gone?

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Lime Kiln Technical Trail Will Never Be The Same

Today we finally had the opportunity to hike the Lime Kiln Technical Trail for the first time since the Lime Kiln area fire in the Stony Swamp Conservation Area.

(click on map to enlarge) Things are looking pretty good for the first part of the trail, although you start to see larger and larger signs . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Lime Kiln Technical Trail Will Never Be The Same

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Open Letter to the National Capital Commission re Lime Kiln Trail Fire

The fire near the Lime Kiln Trail has been described as a tragedy. Perhaps not. If houses or roads had been built on the land it certainly would be a tragedy that the forest would never recover from, though some would call it development or progress. But the forest will recover from the fire and, . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Open Letter to the National Capital Commission re Lime Kiln Trail Fire