VICTORIA’S bushfires have released a massive amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – almost equal to Australia’s industrial emission for an entire year.
Mark Adams, from the University of Sydney, said the emissions from bushfires were far beyond what could be contained through carbon capture and needed to be addressed in the next international agreement.
“Once you are starting to burn millions of hectares of eucalypt forest, then you are putting into the atmosphere very large amounts of carbon,” Professor Adams said.
In work for the Bushfire Co-operative Research Centre, he estimated the 2003 and 2006-07 bushfires could have put 20-30million tonnes of carbon (70-105 million tonnes of carbon dioxide) into the atmosphere.
“That is far, far more than we’re ever going to be able to sequester from planting trees or promoting carbon capture,” he said.
“Global Warming” stupidity continues.
Maybe they’ll outlaw forest fires?
Here in the State the Forest Service has changed their fire suppression activities because fire is “natural”. This means they’ll let the fires burn unless they endanger people or structures.
I wonder if California is going to count the carbon released by their annual brush fires against their carbon limit?