ENVIRO NOTES: Local reaction to global warming

By Roy Strang, RPF retired
BC Local News
October 16, 2017
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada West

There’s no doubt that British Columbia is a forested province and, though there’s still some debate about causes, it’s also generally agreed that our climate is changing. What do the impending changes mean for B.C’s forests in general and the Semiahmoo Peninsula in particular? If forecasts are accurate, we can expect warmer temperatures, more erratic rainfall and less snow. The impact on our forests has already been seen in the recent damaging outbreak of mountain pine beetles as one consequence of a change, which was brought about, at least in part, by a series of relatively mild winters – and now we’re suffering the worst fire season on record.

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