Hmm… sounds like they are talking about biological effects on cloud droplet size and formation – in the dry season. Continue reading
Category Archives: Deforestation
Fred’s still and absolute devotee of “global governance” Continue reading
Hmm… My take on reading this is that the “black carbon” constitutes a greater carbon sequestration rate than fluvial eutrophication. It is a tragedy of carbon loss which humans are fortunately alleviating, albeit accidentally, through mining carbon for fuel. Another big plus for the hydrocarbon era.
Interestingly, it is very reminiscent of the bio char aims of those who seek to deny the biosphere life-supporting carbon. Bio char good, black carbon bad? Continue reading
There’s something about bovine excreta and climate but I’m not sure this is it Continue reading
“Coastal ecosystems store carbon, conserve biodiversity and help protect local economies such as fishing for a nominal cost“
Improving fisheries is good but carbon dioxide? Give it a break already. With this most wonderful of trace gases more is definitely better. Continue reading
It was a tough week for Cameroonian village chief Wangoe Philip Ekole. People in Fabe, angry at his support for a palm-oil plantation in their rainforest home, had put a curse on its seedling nursery, prompting petrified workers to lay down their tools and flee. Continue reading
“The destruction of great swaths of the Brazilian Amazon has turned scores of rare species into the walking dead, doomed to disappear even if deforestation were halted in the region overnight, according to a new study.” Continue reading
Industry urged towards sustainable farming practices as rising demand drives deforestation Continue reading
Suncor Energy is the largest producer and refiner of oil in Canada. However due to ballooning costs it is now looking to create a partnership with Chinese firms as it realises plans to expand its oil sands projects. Continue reading
The carbon emissions from cutting down tropical forests may be about one third of the level previously estimated, according to an article in the journal Science. Continue reading
Governments’ inability to address energy poverty in Southeastern Europe is increasing the threat of deforestation, as illegal timbering is seen by needy people as their only chance for survival through harsh winters. Continue reading
A team led by researchers at Winrock International, a U.S. environmental nonprofit organization, has developed an estimate of gross carbon emissions from tropical deforestation for the early 2000s that is considerably lower than other recently published estimates. Continue reading
No word on whether this is the last last chance, the pretty much last chance, the last chance this week…
Rio+20 seen as last chance for rainforest Continue reading
TO INDUSTRIAL NATIONS scrabbling desperately for ways to reduce their carbon debt, the idea was instantly appealing: invest in developing-world projects that either prevent a forest from being cleared, or replant an area that has been cleared, thus reducing global carbon emissions, and earn carbon credits in the process. Continue reading
Natural gas, including non-traditional shale gas, should play a major role in cutting greenhouse gases, protecting forests and improving the health and living standards of the world’s poor, the co-head of a U.N. sustainable energy program said on Monday. Continue reading
“Findings overturn idea that the Amazon had large populations of humans that transformed the landscape“
Uh-huh… and pre-Columbian cities and roadways were actually the work of a couple of very busy little fellows… Continue reading
While the United Nations packs some highly questionable notions into its Rio+20 “The Future We Want”, it might be helpful to note the suggested changes that weren’t incorporated into it.
“The Amazon rainforest is the most important patch of land on the planet.“
Probably most of the planet would disagree with that statement.
“The trees have been called the lungs of the Earth“
True enough. Lungs take oxygen from the atmosphere and release carbon dioxide into it. Tree do likewise nocturnally.
“ and that’s far more than just a metaphor: they absorb more than 2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, return oxygen in exchange and help regulate the climate of the Western Hemisphere in the process.“
Diurnally, perhaps but that is insignificant compared with oceanic exchange and savannah grasslands, come to think of it. This is typical bunny-hugger twaddle of no consequence. Ironically it was probably printed on paper made from rainforest fiber (no reason it shouldn’t be either, except that it is meaningless emotional enviro-pap). Continue reading
Sigh… a rational person would say “KFC buys product to help Indonesia develop and reduce third world poverty” but Greenpeace are rabidly misanthropic Continue reading