FRA response to US Global Warming Report
FRA analysis partner Peter Collins offers his response to the US Department of
Agriculture report into global warming and its impact on forestry.
Seattle, United States, February 9, 2013 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has
issued a response to the recent US Department of Agriculture report on the impact of
global warming on forestry.
The report compiled over 1,000 scientific studies and is designed to serve as a
roadmap for managing forests in North America in the years ahead. Unfortunately, it
has some difficult truths to convey, including news that the area burned by wildfires is
expected to at least double within the next 25 years, while insect infestations look set to
become an even bigger problem, affecting more land per year than fires.
Peter Collins, analysis partner at FRA, offered his view: "America's forestry industry
has the potential to provide raw materials for trade and incomes for thousands of
employees. But perhaps its most important responsibility is to provide a sustainable
resource that can help to tackle global warming".
"We all know it's true but it is easy to forget the role that trees play in managing and
absorbing the planet's emissions. Forests really do act as the world's lungs and this
report highlights the problems that lie in wait if we refuse to step up and accept the
responsibility that is inherent in managing forests."
About Forestry Research Associates
Forestry Research Associates is a research and advisory consultancy that focuses on
forestry management, sustainability issues and forestry investment around the globe.
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