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Regeneration rage

The scent of smoke this evening signalled yet another regeneration burn by Forestry Tasmania

This should be the time of year for getting out and enjoying Tasmania's perfect weather but months of burn-offs in our logged forests put a stop to that.

 

After the clearfelling of Tasmania's native forests, the logging industry then burns the area with a napalm like liquid creating a fireball that spews smoke for many kilometres. This is a cheap way of preparing the destroyed forest area for replanting. The ecological and health effects are devastating.

Forestry Tasmania's own science says that over 200 tonnes of carbon per hectare are emitted from regeneration burns, this does not include the loss of soil carbon which has been measured as up to 600 tonnes per hectare. Either way burning the residue of industrial logging is creating a climate disaster.

 

I took advantage of the sunset colors with a rage in my heart!

 

Nikkon D700, Nikkor 17-35mm @ 17mm,

1,3s @ f13, ISO 100

Singh Ray 3 stop hard GND

View On Black

 

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Uploaded on May 7, 2009