Logging forests is a double whammy

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There’s no better recipe for long term assurance of fire storms into the future. By logging intact forests, government agencies are releasing hundreds or thousands of years of stored carbon into the atmosphere (adding to climate warming), as well as drying out and altering the structure of a natural forest. This makes them extremely fire prone.

“Here in Australia and abroad we’ve discovered that intact forests that offer a variety of complex structures can reduce the severity of extreme climate events. These structures are like small air-conditioning units in the rainforest that smaller species can use. Thus, intact and protected rainforests will be critical for species adaptation and safeguarding biodiversity as the Earth warms.”
James Cook Uni research

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