Time of Great Dying: Population Bomb Bursts, the End of Old-Growth Forests, and the Great Awakening

The campaign to maintain large old-growth forests is lost. What old forests remain are emasculated fragments of their former ecological and evolutionary brilliance. Earth’s old-growth forest heritage has been dismembered through logging, saturated in nitrogen, cleansed of large wildlife, and have become sources rather than sinks of carbon pollution.” –Dr. Glen Barry Continue reading

National Forests, Endangered Species Under Attack as House Republicans Pass Reckless Logging Bill

HR 2936, sponsored by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), limits public comment and environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act. Under the guise of reducing forest fires, the bill would increase unfettered logging across national forests and public lands, increase fire risk and harm forest health, while doing nothing to protect communities. Continue reading

We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years

The consensus of the world’s atmospheric scientists is that about 12% of all man-made climate emissions – nearly as much as the world’s 1.2bn cars and lorries – now comes from deforestation, mostly in tropical areas. A symptom of our growing population, deforestation will not stop until we make major cuts in our population. Of course, we might also have to control our greed, a much more difficult task. Continue reading