Canada: Pine beetles’ march across B.C. is a catastrophe in slow motion

Vancouver Sun: It's funny. You can read that pine beetles have denuded and killed an area of B.C. forest land equivalent to the area of California and New York combined, but it doesn't sink in. It seems impossible. Sheer hyperbole. But drive the circular route through Hope, Princeton, Merritt, Cache Creek, Lillooet, Pemberton, Whistler as I did this past weekend, and you can see it. Kilometre after kilometre of trees stripped of needles and tinder-dry. It's heartbreaking and ......

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