Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rises sharply

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    Sounds like throwing a bucket of water on a forest fire to me.:rolleyes:
     
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    The simple fact is that the area dedicated to farmland around the world over the past three decades has fallen and now the price of agricultural commodities is soaring. So its no wonder the Amazon rainforest is slowly being torn out.
     
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    Uh yeah the rainforests hold the cures.....................I wonder what geniuses convinced them to grow flippin' corn....................UNBELIEVABLE:eusa_doh:
     
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    It's sad, but the simple fact of the matter is that people never realize the extent they are destroying their own future until it's too late... the rainforests are fundamental components of why life is possible on Earth, including regulating global temperature, being evolutionary hot spots and containing the cures for many of today's critical diseases.

    This can't end well for humanity, unless some actions are taken to restore or at least protect the existing rainforests.
     
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    What's really sad is we DO know we are destroying entire ecosystems, but the moneygrubbers just don't care and nobody stops them.

    We can't regulate global temperature. We can only affect it insofar as our greenhouse gas emissions are concerned. Beyond that extent, global warming/cooling is cyclical and going to happen no matter what we do.
     
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    Yes thats true, but global warming and cooling is supposed to take place over hundreds or thousands of years, not as rapidly as it has. I don't think understating the impact we have had on global warming does much good.
     
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    Brazil losing the deforestation fight...

    Brazil Confirms Amazon Deforestation Sped Up in 2013
    September 10, 2014 — The destruction of the world's largest rainforest accelerated last year with a 29 percent spike in deforestation, according to final figures released by the Brazilian government on Wednesday that confirmed a reversal in gains seen since 2009.
     
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    Destruction of Brazil's Amazon Forest speeding up, not slowing down...

    Destruction of Brazil's Amazon Forest Jumps 16 Percent in 2015
    November 26, 2015 — The destruction of Brazil's Amazon forest, the world's largest intact rainforest, increased by 16 percent in 2015 from a year ago as the government struggled to enforce legislation and stop illegal clearings.
     
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    Pope Calls for Action to Avert Environmental Disaster
    November 26, 2015 — Pope Francis took his message of caring for the planet to the offices of the U.N. Environment Program in Nairobi on Thursday and called for immediate action to stem climate change and protect the environment.
     
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    No. Vast areas of farmland have been converted to energy production so more land must be cleared for food......which will also be eventually converted to energy production which wi.......................
     

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