Logging Australia

Logging Australia

Nearly 15 years ago research was being conducted that showed logging in Australia would lead to hotter and drier summers.

A decade ago a joint US, Canadian and Australian research group stated that logging "greatly increase the severity of fires" In 2013 imperial studies showed logging was reducing rainfall in Western Australia by 55% to 62%. In 2016 the Australian government stated it "uses detailed satellite data to track and report, on a national scale and by state and territory, the greenhouse gas emissions from land clearing and regrowth of vegetation" Satellite data is powerful, but only when interpreted correctly, used with other data, and used as part of a wider solution.