Thursday, March 22, 2012

Three Things You Need to Know About Forests and Climate Change

Paula Melton of BuildingGreen posted an interesting essay about climate change and the role of forests -- specifically, harvesting them to improve their carbon-sequestration capacity.

"If we want to slow global warming, we need to stop being such tree-huggers and start embracing the world's forests. And yes, there's a difference."
"Three Things You Need to Know About Forests and Climate Change" is the third part (apparently Melton likes threes) of a series about "wood wars" between advocates of the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), specifically related to the inclusion of FSC and exclusion of SFI in LEED.

I'm not commenting here on the other 2 parts, since I haven't read them. Our forest is certified by a third entity, the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), a program of the American Forest Foundation.

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