Earth Destruction Put On Hold!

Did you happen to catch this article in the NY Times today: New Jungles Prompt a Debate on Rain Forests. People around the world are abandoning their farms carved out of the rain forest to move to the cities and the farms are reverting to nature.

These new “secondary” forests are emerging in Latin America, Asia and other tropical regions at such a fast pace that the trend has set off a serious debate about whether saving primeval rain forest — an iconic environmental cause — may be less urgent than once thought. By one estimate, for every acre of rain forest cut down each year, more than 50 acres of new forest are growing in the tropics on land that was once farmed, logged or ravaged by natural disaster.


The new forests, the scientists argue, could blunt the effects of rain forest destruction by absorbing carbon dioxide, the leading heat-trapping gas linked to global warming, one crucial role that rain forests play. They could also, to a lesser extent, provide habitat for endangered species

Isn’t that wild. The movement to the cities is killing three environmental tenets; sustainability, endangered species and global warming.

Seems to me the destruction of the planet by man has been held up.

One Response to “Earth Destruction Put On Hold!”

  1. Heh, this reminds me of the doomsday statistics we were told in elementary and junior high school. We didn’t know enough then to make appropriate conversions, so we accepted these claims that, when you convert them, mean Brazil would have already disappeared by the time I started high school.

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