Exclusive: Deforestation appears to rise again in Brazil's Amazon

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Burns0011 wrote:

Satellite pictures are data. They are as direct data as can be gotten. They don’t need more data to realize this IS happening.

Jan 24, 2013 2:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
insoucianced wrote:

Sadly since the late 1800′s this has been going on and the U.S. is the biggest abuser. Our kids and generations to come will pay for this big time if not stopped immediately.

Jan 24, 2013 3:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

It is Brazil’s business if they want to harvest their trees and make land into farmland. We need to mind our own business and quit trying to tell everyone in the world what they can and cannot do with their resources. We destroyed most of our Everglades, flooded millions of acres for recreation and hydro power lakes, ruined most of our rivers with fertilizer runoffs, and have basically destroyed the Gulf of Mexico with oil leaks and chemicals for 40+ years. And that is just a small sample. Big hypocrite USA – shut up.

Jan 24, 2013 4:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tatman wrote:

@americanguy: it is the WORLD’S business. the amazon generates 12% of the entire world’s fresh water supply, and is instrumental in maintaining global weather patterns and processing carbon dioxide. you are right about the damage america has done to our own resources, but that does not mean a carte blanche blind eye to allow unprecedented destruction of the planet’s “lungs” through deforestation. not only will thousands of animal species slip into extinction, so will plants and herbs that are yet undiscovered that could hold the cures for many of humanity’s illnesses. there is a balance in nature. when that balance is destroyed, the consequences are catastrophic. we cannot let temporary monetary gain outweigh the very survival of life on earth. as each major part of the earth’s ecosystem is removed, the tilt toward a massive global extinction — including HUMANS — gets ever closer.

Jan 24, 2013 8:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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