Unprecedented wildfires are turning Canada’s forests from carbon sinks into sources. Forest fires in Canada have released 290 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to data released earlier this month. The amount is more than double the previous record and accounts for more than 25 percent of the global emissions total so far for 2023. In this installment of In Focus, RFF Fellow Matthew Wibbenmeyer speaks to the growing problem—and potential solutions.
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