Friday, April 25, 2008

Our Destructive Forests

“British Columbia’s pine-beetle devastated forest is belching out enough carbon to equal Canada’s average annual forest fire emissions, says a new report from scientists at the Ministry of Natural Resources Canada.”

Crap. Well, so much for that whole “carbon sink” idea… Kind of ironic when one considers that the proliferation of the pine beetle in the first place is attributed by some to global-warming that has largely eliminated the lengthy winter freezes that would otherwise have arrested spread of the pest.

More here. But not to worry, the “Conservatives” have a solution: