Tags: rainforest, destruction of the ozone, carbon dioxide heating of the earth, pollution, JLand Poll, Part 1, global climate change,ecology
"African rain forests lose out to empty bellies"
by Edward Harris
Harris discusses the tragedy of wonderful rain forests in Central Africa, and Brazil and how people are chopping down trees at an alarming rate there.
( he mentions Nigeria). Harris then quotes scientists who predict tht we need these trees to stop the spreading of global climate change.
Surprisingly Harris points out that 20% of our man made carbon dioxide emissions come from burning and rotting trees in these ares , which sends more heat into the atmosphere than all of the planes, cars and trucks combined.
On teh other hand, he points out that healthy forests conserve carbon dioxide.
The December 2007 session of the U.N. enclosed a global plan to help compensate countries for preserving theri rain forstes but it has not yet been acted on..
What do you think of deforestation? Should the world try to prevent this? How? Please leave your link. Thank you!