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The secret in B.C.'s forests

Few people are aware that British Columbia's beaten-up forests are now releasing more planet warming carbon dioxide than all other provincial sectors combined, or that these forest emissions are not counted as part of the total in provincial greenhouse gas inventories.

These massive and growing forest emissions are a result of destructive logging, beetle outbreaks and wildfires. B.C.'s forests stopped absorbing more carbon than they release in the early 2000s and uncounted forest emissions are now often greater than those that are counted.

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Source: Canada's National Observer

 
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