21 Mar '17, 9pm

Aggressive forest protection needed to meet US climate goals

Aggressive forest protection needed to meet US climate goals

A report released today, on the International Day of Forests, finds that forest protection in the United States must be drastically increased in order to mitigate the climate crisis and safeguard communities from the extreme weather events climate change is projected to continue to make more frequent and more severe. Despite how critical forest protection is to meeting these goals, it is not currently seen as a climate priority in the U.S. In fact, the report notes, some government and forestry industry actors even promote increased logging as a solution to climate change, which has led to the forests of the coastal Southern United States becoming the largest source of wood pellet exports to Europe in recent years. The pellets are burned in power stations to generate electricity and accounted for as a carbon-neutral fuel source , though there is considerable debate about w...

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