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An area of forest the size of the UK is being lost every year around the world, the vast majority of it tropical rainforest, with dire effects on the climate emergency and wildlife. The rate of loss has reached 26m hectares (64m acres) a year, a report has found, having grown rapidly in the past five years despite pledges made by governments in 2014 to reverse deforestation and restore trees. Charlotte Streck, a co-founder and the director of Climate Focus, the thinktank behind the report, said: “We need to keep our trees and we need to restore our forests. Deforestation has accelerated, despite the pledges that have been made.”
In my opine Trump has to get somewhat on board.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: underwerks
Aren't you upset that Biden's son is on the board of Burisma (Fossil Fuels) taking $50+K per month from fossil fuel industry?
Or that Joe Biden got the prosecutor fired that was looking into corruption in the Ukrainian fossil fuel industry?
Your outrage seems very selective in that regard.
There has been a growing consensus in recent years that because humans cut down so many trees (most particularly in the rainforests) that global tree cover is shrinking. In this new effort, the researchers have found that not to be the case. They contend that global tree cover is actually increasing.
They deny climate change, then build their oil platforms higher because of sea level rise..
This overall net gain is the result of a net loss in the tropics being outweighed by a net gain in the extratropics. Global bare ground cover has decreased by 1.16 million km2 (−3.1%), most notably in agricultural regions in Asia. Of all land changes, 60% are associated with direct human activities and 40% with indirect drivers such as climate change. Land-use change exhibits regional dominance, including tropical deforestation and agricultural expansion, temperate reforestation or afforestation, cropland intensification and urbanization.
The mapped land changes and the driver attributions reflect a human-dominated Earth system. The dataset we developed may be used to improve the modelling of land-use changes, biogeochemical cycles and vegetation–climate interactions to advance our understanding of global environmental change.
Your plants are probably getting all the water and stuff they need though, right?
I have used carbon dioxide gas to boost plant growth, and it works great. If the atmosphere was accumulating CO2 like everybody is scared of we would see a noticeable increase in plant size, and there isn't one.