SynopsisHundreds of millions of pine trees, trillions of hungry beetles. In British Columbia the effects of meddling with earth’s climate and forests are real and red.
The Mountain Pine Beetle, which feasts on the phloem of pine trees, has now destroyed twenty-five million acres of B.C.’s forests and is spreading across Canada. The beetle was once part of a balanced eco-system, its population kept in check by cold winters. But due to the warmer winters caused by global warming, the population of beetles has exploded, and B.C. now faces an infestation that is out of control.
the Fall Down reveals the steps that have been taken to battle the Mountain Pine Beetle, the social, environmental and economic impacts the beetle has had, and the future issues that need to be dealt with, as the beetles begin to infest the Boreal Forest.