The Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate.

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    Socialist arsonist started the fires
     
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    I guess you are. Nice self portrait.
     
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    Yes, and it HAS gotten progressively Warmer during those 19 years.
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    Only the current several year solar minimum has prevented it from being even worse and more noticeable yet.
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    Well sparky, your rebuttals seemed based on nothing but pejoratives. Someone who refutes public reports with facts seems to be a difficult thing for you to deal with. Apparently the truth has no meaning for you if revealed by a “partisan”
     
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    I don't have a lot of time right now, so I have to make this short. There does appear to be a discrepancy between the info from NASA, and the info from INPE. My mind is open and I'm going to dig into all this more to try to get to the truth about some of these claims. TBH, I've never trusted NASA, they have been caught in lies a number of times before. In this particular case, I'm not saying they're wrong, I'm just saying I want to look into this more.

    In case you missed it in my previous post, I'm not a "climate change" person, for many years now I've believed that that whole thing is being used as a pretext for the globalists' political agenda. So, even though I'm a vegan, I don't agree with the "sky is falling" hysteria. But I definitely believe we are trashing this planet, and destroying it for selfish reasons. As for the fires, if I'm not mistaken the data from NASA was up until mid-August, so it might be too early to conclude anything, I think it's best to wait til the dust settles... and as I said, I want to get to the bottom of this, because there's a lot of conflicting info. But even if what they're saying is true, that there aren't more fires than usual, I don't think anyone is denying that we need to protect the Amazon, and cattle ranching is roughly 80% of the reason why we're slowly losing the rainforests. When the land is burnt, it doesn't grow back any time soon, so restoration has to be intentional, and as I said before, that doesn't seem to be happening, but hopefully there is a long-term plan in place for that, by the government in Brazil.
     
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    Well when somebody brings a blowtorch to the middle of a rainforest, you're going to get massive wildfires. Doy
     
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    WTF??!!:uhh::uhh::uhh:

    Losing the rainforests?

    The rainforests have been growing at a phenomenal rate since the mid-80's when it received a lot of attention due to groups like SEVA and RAN.......doy........restoration has been will underway for decades now. Time to emerge from the bubble.........:hello77:

    Rainforests In Some Regions Are Re-growing Rapidly: Should We Worry Anymore About Deforestation?
     
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    And then there's this....

    Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds

    "From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on April 25.

    An international team of 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries led the effort, which involved using satellite data from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer instruments to help determine the leaf area index, or amount of leaf cover, over the planet’s vegetated regions. The greening represents an increase in leaves on plants and trees equivalent in area to two times the continental United States."
     
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    Yep.....ever notice not one single progressive ever advocates for the planting of tree's as a measure to combat climate change?:2up:. LOL...…...they don't give a wit about the environment.
     

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