KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE
Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon
OO Indonesia: Half Of Deforestation Occurs Outside Legal Areas – good conservation need good government enforcement to stop the ongoing high loss of forests.
OO Flores, Indonesia: Coffee Farmers Help Protect Forest
OO Indonesia: Traditional Farming Technique Preserves Soil, Forest
When palm oil plantations replace forests, orangutans die. Credit Rhett Butler at Mongabay.com
OO Indonesia: Palm Oil Threatens Community Forest in Borneo
OO Indonesia: Borneo Community Maps Forest To Thwart Timber Companies
OO Indonesia To Weaken Peatlands Protection To Support Plantations – bad news for the world, since peat stores vast amount of carbon.
There is, of course, much more news on the consequences and solutions to climate change. To get it, check out this annotated resource list I’ve compiled, “Climate Change News Resources,” at WordPress.com here. For more information on the science of climate change, its consequences and solutions you can view my annotated list of online information resources here.
To help you understand just what science does and does NOT do, check thisout!
Every day is Earth Day, folks, as I was reminded by these wild flowers I photographed recently. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future. If you’d like to join the increasing numbers of people who want to TELL Congress that they will vote for clean energy candidates you can do so here. It’s our way of letting Congress know there’s a strong clean energy voting bloc out there. For more detailed summaries of the above and other climate change items, audio podcasts andtexts are freely available.