Category Archives: Deforestation

The 10 countries with the most endangered species in the world

I don’t know whether to go to these countries to see these beautiful creatures before they’re extinct, or to spend my money on countries like Costa Rica and Tanzania that have set aside a quarter or more of their land … Continue reading

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China is deforesting Russia

Preface. Here’s more than half of a New York Times article about China deforesting Russia. Yikes! Peak oil had better come soon before we denude the earth. Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future … Continue reading

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European Power plants are burning American forests

Preface.   Incredibly, this article doesn’t address the fact that after you cut down a forest and convert the wood into pellets destined to be burned in European furnaces for “clean energy”, the next forest won’t grow back with nearly as … Continue reading

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Humans destroyed 10% of wilderness in just 25 years

Preface. Humans are destroying the wilderness so quickly there it could mostly disappear in less than a century. Since 1993 the world lost an area twice the size of Alaska. So kiss biodiversity, carbon sequestration, ecology, and a stable climate … Continue reading

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Book: John Perlin’s “A Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization”

Preface.  This contains excerpts from John Perlin’s “A Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization”. It’s one of my favorite books about natural resources, exploring the role wood has played in the rise and fall of civilizations since they … Continue reading

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“World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice”

Preface. I’m sure anyone reading this post knows it is too late to do anything but eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow …  Although this warning was widely published, it was left out of over half of the top … Continue reading

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Deforestation continues, despite forests being the best way to keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius

[This is a cut, re-arranged, and reworded summary, see the original article for details. Alice Friedemann    www.energyskeptic.com ] McKenna, Phil. 2015-11-26. Sputtering Corporate Effort to Save Forests Highlights a Big Issue for Paris Talks. InsideClimate News Key findings: There are … Continue reading

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African Deforestation

Nakkazi, E. May 16, 2015. Uganda’s forests dwindle as illegal settlers hollow them out. NewScientist. Uganda’s forest cover fell from 24 per cent in 1990 to 10 per cent in 2009, and it is still falling. Every year the country … Continue reading

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Inside North Korea’s environmental collapse

The reddish hue of exposed soil in North Korea indicates a lack of organic matter, which is vital for farming. [ Related posts: Book review of “In order to live: A North Korean girl’s journey to freedom” by Yeonmi Park … Continue reading

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Central America deforestation increased by drug trafficking

Legalizing drugs in America could help save Central American rainforests and biodiversity.  These articles show how current drug policies exacerbate rainforest destruction. Conservation Drug Policy as Conservation Policy: Narco-Deforestation. by Kendra McSweeney. Science 31 January 2014: Vol. 343 no. 6170 … Continue reading

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