Posts Tagged ‘rainforest’



More fires burning across central Africa than Amazon as global deforestation rates approach record high




“Fascism is capitalism plus murder.”

-Upton Sinclair

The deadly price of environmental activism



Felling of tropical trees has soared, satellite shows, not slowed as UN study found

Rainforests disappearing 62 percent faster than 1990 in reality, not slowing down by 25%.

The rate at which tropical forests were cut, burned or otherwise lost from the 1990s through the 2000s accelerated by 62 percent, according to a new study which dramatically reverses a previous estimate of a 25 percent slowdown over the same period. That previous estimate, from the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Forest Resource Assessment, was based on a collection of reports from dozens of countries. The new estimate, in contrast, is based on vast amounts of Landsat image data which directly record the changes to forests over 20 years.

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