Monday, December 21, 2009

Victory for Tassie old growth forests?

It's pleasing that Japanese customers are asking that Tasmanian state products now have FSC approval. The article in Age didn't say who the "Japanese customers" were. But I'm encouraged, though there was a carefully qualified comment by Michael Spencer the CEO of FSC Australia. Last year the Age reports 2110 hectares of old growth forest were logged in Tasmania.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

causes of greenhouse gas emissions

Any figures about greenhouse gas emissions are extremely rubber but there does seem to be consensus that most of it is fossil fuel emissions and most of the balance by deforestation. So some 80% or so from fossil fuel and some 20% from deforestation.