Randerson, Coffield write op-ed

AirUCI faculty James Randerson and his graduate student Shane Coffield (who just graduated this summer!) have written an opinion piece in the November 29, 2022 Los Angeles Times describing their studies of carbon uptake by trees planted to offset the carbon footprint of corporations.  These offset forests aren't having nearly the impact claimed by the companies that plant them.  For example, logging companies aren’t logging less than they did before they invested in protecting that land so no real offsets are achieved.  There are, however, better approaches to reaching the desired outcomes of offset forest practices.  Read the article

Tuesday, November 29, 2022