One of Canada’s biggest carbon sinks is circling the drain

One of Canada’s biggest carbon sinks is circling the drain
Posted on May 7, 2021 | National Observer | Written on May 7, 2021
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Canada's continent-spanning forest used to remove massive amounts of CO2 from the air each year. It was a hugely valuable "carbon sink", slowing the pace of climate change and benefiting our logging industry.

Map of Canada managed forests.

 

But that carbon sink has steadily collapsed to the point where the forest now emits CO2. That adds fuel to our accelerating climate crisis, and spells trouble for Canadian logging.  

That is the grim story told by the data in Canada's latest National Inventory Report (NIR).

I've dug into that data to create a series of charts that illustrate what's happening in Canada's managed forest, and what it means for our climate emergency and our logging industry. 

Read the rest of the article at the National Observer: https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/05/07/news/canada-carbon-sink-managed-forests-circling-drain

 

 

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