Tasmania and Victorian governments are carrying out post-logging burns right now. This is a climate atrocity and needs to stop immediately.
Behind locked gates in Tasmania, Forestry Tasmania is dropping incendiaries from helicopters to start massive fires which incinerate all organic matter and every living thing in their path.
They plan to carry out 180 of these climate atrocities in 8,000 hectares of logged forests.
Every year, wildlife-rich native forests are crushed to the ground, at a cost to the taxpayer of tens of millions of dollars. The forest remnants are then scraped into waste debris piles of timber and burnt.
Every autumn, these post-logging infernos fill Tasmania's air with toxic fumes as millions of tons of carbon are released into our struggling atmosphere.
Burning old forests to the ground and growing young monocultures in short cycles has a huge detrimental effect on climate, biodiversity, native species and river health and increases the incidence of bushfires from escaped burns.
We must abandon this outdated, unnecessary decimation of our forests and their carbon stores for the sake of wild nature, the climate and our future.