KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE
Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon
OO High Deforestation Rates In Malaysian States Hit By Flooding
OO Sarawak Malaysia May Stop New Logging
After Much Deforestation And Corruption
OO Amazon Gold Rush Destroying Huge Swaths Of Rainforest
OO Deforestation Climbing – Along With Fears – In The Amazon
OO Global Warming Driver: Rising Meat Consumption
Pushes Farming Past Deforestation – says a new study.
OO Sulawesi Village Seeks Protection For Sacred Forest
Threatened By Development – it supplies their water and, yes, store lots of carbon.
OO Palm Oil Expansion May Play Role In The Ebola Crisis – as expansion into forests increases likelihood of transmission from wildlife to humans.
Good Conservation Ideas:
OO Tree Climbing As A Tool To Build Respect For Forests
OO Sulawesi, Indonesia: Farmers Help Restore Degraded Forests
OO Community Forest Management Attracts International Attention
In Sulawesi, Indonesia
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 this stinging plant flower I photographed in Chile. 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.
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2016!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week
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