-----Challenge for policymakers-----Seems to me, we need to be a little more careful, eh. Nature is incapable of consideration. We, presumably, are not.
Carbon dioxide emissions from fires pose a significant challenge as policymakers focus on limiting greenhouse gases because of concerns over climate change. Some jurisdictions, such as California, have not yet decided whether to include wildfire emissions when setting targets to reduce greenhouse gases.
The impacts of fires on climate change are complex and difficult to predict. Long after a fire sweeps through an area, new vegetation over the course of several decades to a century may absorb as much carbon dioxide as was released during the blaze. But fires are likely to become more frequent and widespread as temperatures warm around much of the globe, which means that more carbon dioxide may be released into the atmosphere. The fires could complicate government efforts to rely on forests to help absorb carbon dioxide.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
As If We Didn't Know...
Thing of it is is, no matter how we treat our planet, Nature itself is gonna go through her paces without any regard what-so-ever to our survival needs.