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Earth has lost more than half a million square miles of forest between 2000 and 2012. Analysis of 650,000 satellite images, published in the journal Science, reveal the extent of loss and recovery – Brazil’s success in the Amazon is offset by deforestation in Indonesia, Malaysia, Paraguay, Bolivia, Zambia and Angola. The colour-coded maps here show the changes: green is forest cover, red is lost forest, blue is forest gained and pink is forests both lost and gained in the period Adam Vaughan @adamvaughan_uk Fri 15 Nov 2013 09.03 EST
new global map of deforestation reveals that 888,000 square miles (2.3 million square kilometers) of forest has vanished since 2000.
If all fossil fuels and their derivatives, as well as trees for paper and construction, were banned in order to save the planet, reverse the Greenhouse Effect and stop deforestation, then there is only one known annually renewable natural resource that is capable of providing the overall majority of the world’s paper and textiles; meet all of the world’s transportation, industrial and home energy needs, while simultaneously reducing pollution, rebuilding the soil and cleaning the atmosphere all at the same time. That substance is the same one that has done it before: Cannabis Hemp.
Herer’s mixing of cannabis hemp with industrial hemp is a little unfortunate...
...for according to Hemp Global Solutions, hemp could be a good short term climate tool, because the crop is rapid-growing for carbon dioxide uptake, less vulnerable to climate variations than agro-forestry, and might be a good cash crop for farmers. HGS calculates each ton of hemp grown represents 1.63 tons of CO2 absorption.
Scientists at the University of Maryland analysed satellite pictures showing how the use of land on Planet Earth has altered over a 35-year period. The study, published in Nature journal, is the largest of its kind ever conducted.
The research suggests an area covering 2.24 million square kilometers - roughly the combined land surface of Texas and Alaska, two sizeable US states - has been added to global tree cover since 1982. This equates to 7% of the Earth’s surface covered by new trees. But what may sound like good news for the planet actually represents mixed news for the environment.
originally posted by: FlyinHeadlock
There are more trees today but some areas, really dumb about conservation meaning replanting. Afghanistan for example, a lot of people don't know they use to have a lot of trees, many areas were like a forest. The country had a massive amount of trees. War, lack of education though it didn't get replanted so now they have damn near a wasteland and scrounge around for scraps of wood and used their own dried up feces for fuel.
The US figured it out. Just look at Christmas trees. Cut down some, create a new nursery and bingo. Laws for residential areas on cutting down trees, big fines. Takes a lot of paperwork to cut a tree down in my area. It better be damn near dead or don't even think about it.
originally posted by: AyinSof
a reply to: Waterglass
Then you realized that all news is fake. They write this nonsense for sales. And all media is owned by one tribe of goblins from hell.