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Deforestation company sets forest fires in Spain

A glimpse of the Ateca fire on July 20, 2022.

A glimpse of the Ateca fire on July 20, 2022.
photo, fabian simon , Associated Press,

A Dutch Company That Claims It Can Help Companies “Turn” [su] CO2 in the forests” using data, drones and more Technology, This week Spain is responsible for wildfires that have already burned thousands of hectares and has caused the evacuation of 2,000 people.

one in releases published on their page Web, land life, based in the Netherlands, said a fire broke out on July 18 at one of its sites in the Ateca region of Aragon, Spain, when one of its contractors was using a piece of digging equipment to “prepare the ground”. this summer.” The company said in its statement that no one was injured, but officials told a local broadcaster that 14,000 hectares of land, while evacuation orders were issued in five surrounding municipalities, including a nursing home.

Spain is done hell dry climate and high temperature this month. Severe heat wave is responsible for 1,900 deaths in both Spain in kind Portugal, More than 30 fires burned across Spain this weekend; Temperatures in some parts of the country reached loss 43 °C on Friday 15th July,

In its statement, Land Life said its contractor had “extensive experience in the field” and had “all appropriate authorizations issued by local and regional authorities”. but local officials criticized Company to work during the hottest hours of the day In the high season of wildfires. local newspaper, Herald of Aragonalso reported that the company’s planting activities led to another fire in the same area on 20 July which was nearly burnt 20 hectaresBut even after being extinguished, he continued to work in the area. gizmodo Asked LandLife about that report and a spokesperson referred us Announcement Available on the company’s website.

“They’re going to repopulate 200 hectares and they’re going to burn at least 1,000 pines that are 50 years old,” Told A Heraldo de Aragon Antonio Borac, mayor of the city of Bubierca.

no one disputes that trees are important To help the planet. Afforestation and afforestation are absolutely essential to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, and trees that are land life plants will do a great job as carbon sinks. TookCompanies like Land Life are in high demand: the company raised €3.5 million in Series A funding in 2018.

Unfortunately, many problems lie in the model of using trees as an alternative to climate action. tree are not mathematical equations, and compensation programs can be done with good intentions, Excessive Seriously how responsible is carbon really. The concept of allowing companies to continue polluting just because they bought a few hectares Deep decarbonization of the forest does not help thatThis is needed, especially given the scale of carbon addiction in the world: new York Times Calculation for compensation of Las the US emissions of 2019 only About four times the size of California would need to be planted. In that sense, Land Life promises to help companies “advance” [su] From “the sustainability agenda” to “offsetting companies’ CO2 emissions and climate footprint” sounds like little more than a green facelift.

Many powerful forces, the most reluctant to pull the trigger on large-scale decarbonization efforts, simply prefer to use plantation as a substitute for actual action. Republican Party of the United States have done it one billion plantations The cornerstone of recent climate policy of trees. There’s a deep irony that climate “solutions” conservatives like to implement, which involves one company struggling to plant saplings in a climate-ravaged hellscape so other companies can claim carbon offsets, and then fire. be able to start Because it is very dry. It’s almost as if nature is telling us that without the necessary deep repairs, the number of trees we plant won’t make much difference.

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