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    Kat J McAlpine

    Kat J. McAlpine is editor of The Brink, Boston University’s news site for scientific breakthroughs and pioneering research. Kat has been telling science stories for over a decade, and prior to joining BU’s editorial staff, publicized research at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and the University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering. Profile

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There is 1 comment on Northern Forest Fires Could Accelerate Climate Change

  1. It’s a shame this story did not mention that when forests in the far north die, it increases albedo and allows snow to reflect more light and heat to space. Some studies say that this might completely offset the effects of carbon emissions from those forests. I am not saying that forests should not be conserved and that there won’t be effects on biodiversity and other resources, but from a climate perspective, the carbon and albedo effects are likely a wash.

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