Happy Blog Action Day: Climate Change and the Pine Beetle Devastation #BAD09


As many of you know today is Blog Action day & the topic is Climate Change.

A climate change near & dear to my heart is something that weighs heavily on many Colorado residents & visitors minds: the devastating consequences of Rocky Mountain pine beetle damage due to climate change. The vicious cycle looks like this:

Lack of cold mountain temps -> increase in pine beetle population -> millions of acres expanding pine tree death -> devastatingly fewer trees (none in some areas) to remove greenhouse gas from the atmosphere while the decomposing trees actually emit millions of tons of carbon -> compounding and terrifying impact to our ecosystem. This isn’t hypothetical. The damage is done and increasing.

The good news is with 6.791 billion of us calling this planet home, we can help address climate change crisis. Here are a few ideas:

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