Hidden 'Garden of Eden' Being Destroyed By Global Warming

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posted on Mar, 11 2006 @ 11:47 AM
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Hidden Garden of Eden wilts as Earth warms
10 March 2006
From New Scientist Print Edition
Fred Pearce

Hidden Garden of Eden wilts as Earth warms
Lost World?A PARADISE world of undiscovered species and tropical glaciers in the mountains of New Guinea is disappearing faster than it can be explored. So says a climate scientist who has discovered that global warming there is happening 20 times faster than previously thought.

The highlands of the giant Asian island are among the most isolated places on the planet. They are rarely visited by local tribes and are virtually invisible to satellites because they are constantly shrouded in cloud.

Last week, researchers from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, in west London, announced the discovery of an entirely new genus of palm trees in the Wondiwoi mountains in the west of the island, which is part of Indonesia. And in February, the US group Conservation International unveiled a host of new species of butterflies, frogs, birds, plants and a tree kangaroo (pictured) found in the mist-shrouded Foja mountains.





posted on Mar, 11 2006 @ 01:11 PM
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For those who don't think we have a real problem,just go to any governmental environmental site and see what they really have to say about the issue. Of course, everyone is too concerned about the whole Iraqi war issue to take any heed of the warnings about the environment.Soon,I mean very soon, it's going to come and bite us all in the proverbial butt.





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