- Canada's explosive wildfire season is damaging a forest carbon offset project.
- The fire has impacted about 0.25% of the BigCoast Forest Climate Initiative project, releasing an estimated 32,250 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.
- Carbon offsets based on forests are not generally effective at mitigating climate change, especially considering the increasing severity of forest fires.
- The project has already issued 1.4 million carbon credits, equivalent to the total emissions of Sierra Leone in 2021.
- Climate experts are concerned that the wildfire season in Canada could be a harbinger of worse fires to come.
Canada’s Explosive Wildfires Have Damaged a Forest Carbon Offset Project
Canada's wildfires damage a forest carbon offset project, raising concerns about the effectiveness of carbon offsets and the impact of climate change on forest fires.