Thursday, May 22, 2014
The Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic – a direct result of climate change – has cost British Columbia billions in lost timber value alone – a reality that has influenced the public consciousness of British Columbians about the cost of climate change. Public awareness that climate change is costing . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Should Chevron pay for the Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic?
This account of BC Forestry from Vicky Husband and Anthony Britneff was carried in the Vancouver Province.
They focus on the lack of responsible stewardship of our forestry resource and call on the Chief Forester and Forest Minister Thomson to reduce the Annual Allowable Cut.
Recently, we . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: B.C. Liberals Must Stop Unsustainable Forest Practices
Ontario Forest in Spring. (Flickr image by jd_09)
Ontario’s Crown forests are expected to remain a net source of carbon emissions for the next three decades, according to the latest forestry report from the Ministry of Natural Resources.
The latest State of Ontario’s Forests report released January 3 – the third issued by . . . → Read More: the reeves report: Ontario Forests Will Be Net Carbon Source Until 2040
Simon Donner has a couple of posts on Canadian Green House Gas emissions and the government’s spin on them. In the first, he notes that:
GHG emissions grew by only 2 Mt CO2e (that includes CO2 plus other GHGs converted to “units” of CO2) despite the fact that the economy was rebounding from the recession. This was viewed by some, . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Canadian Greenhouse Emissions Thrown Off By Bugs