On a social media site, I saw a graphic of all the fires burning in the United States. West coast is damn near one giant flame from Cali up to the Canadian boarder. Arrow pointed to Canada and said “no fires”.
I muttered under my breath bull ■■■■■ and googled the Canadian Fire information page so I could show the person who shared the map the error of their ways.
Wait, What??? Not a single fire showing on the interactive map???
Maybe I missed something. Go to another area of the canadian site and find this.
Canada has only had 230,000 acres of forestland burn this year. 10-year rolling average is 2 million acres.
Wonder if it has to do with responsible logging and good forest management north of the boarder?
2012 Canada exported 6 TRILLION board feet of lumber to the united states.
Now to give you an idea of just how much lumber and how many trees canada loggs
According to the Census Bureau, the average American home built in 2013 was 2,600 square feet, and it would have required 16,380 board feet to build!
So what does that mean in trees ? For the sake of discussion, consider a mature pine with a height of 80’ and a diameter of 2’. Using the method detailed above, you will find that its lumber yield is about 754 board feet. And if you require 16,380 board feet to build the average home nowadays, that would mean almost 22 mature pines are needed to fill that demand.
S what say you “man made” climate changers. Why isn’t Canada anywhere near thier normal in acres burned per year? Is climate change restrcted by boarders?