Monday, February 11, 2008

Can We Stop the Killing of the Rainforest?


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"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!
natalie

5 comments:

kamdghwmw said...

I do not think that we should be killing off the rain forest. Amber got to plant a tree in the rain forest while she was in Costa Rico. I thought that was cool.
Kelli
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sugar1337 said...

The more we kill the rainforest the more we kill ourselves, plain and simple.  I think governments need to step in and protect these most valuable places before it it too late.

lurkynat said...

Dear Aol readers,
Kelli graciously provided this link about her daughter's work to plant a tree in the Costa Rica rain forest , It highlights how important this work is and how young people can make such a huge difference in our world when they choose to get involved. Please tell Kelli at Noon Mom what you think.
thank you Kelli and Amber!
yours, natalie
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gravydogg55 said...

 TOO MANY PEOPLE SUCH AS AL GORE ARE COMPLAINING OF TROUBLES WITH THE ATMOSPHERE WHILE CONTINUING TO ENJOY TRAVEL ON PRIVATE JET PLANES.
  MANY PEOPLE WITH SIMILAR INHERENT POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES FOLLOW LIKE SHEEP.
  I SEE NOW WHERE THERE'S AN ATTEMPT TO TEACH YOUNG CHILDREN ALONG WITH EVOLUTION AND GRAPHIC SEX EDUCATION THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS A FACT .( A LOT OF SCIENTISTS DISAGREE).
  I AM FOR GETTING BACK TO READING, WRITING AND ARITHMETIC.  sam

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