Dum de dum dum – or Doom de Doom Doom

Bloomberg:

Without slashing emissions, the world could lose an additional 850,000 square miles of forest by 2050, mostly in the tropics, as growing conditions change.

Chazdon and colleagues on Wednesday published research in the journal Science Advances, examining where to focus limited resources on regrowing forests destroyed by agriculture and industry. Scoring countries for both conservation opportunities and the feasibility of restoring forests, they found that the top six nations with potential for productive investment are all in Africa: Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Togo, South Sudan and Madagascar.

“One of the best things people can do is to reduce the consumption of beef,” she said. “A big driver of deforestation has been the creation of cattle pasture.”

Yikes! All that darn parping! Apologies to Dragnet.

3 Responses to “Dum de dum dum – or Doom de Doom Doom”

  1. Neil Says:

    Speaking of cattle and desertification…
    https://www.ted.com/talks/allan_savory_how_to_green_the_world_s_deserts_and_reverse_climate_change

  2. Roy Lofquist Says:

    “From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on April 25.”

    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/carbon-dioxide-fertilization-greening-earth

    Which just goes to show that we’ve been lied to. Again. Again. Again.

  3. feeblemind Says:

    Once upon a time, telling third world populations to sacrifice living standards for the environment was called environmental colonialism. Where are the hashtag SJWs when you need them??

    And of course you will note that the operative word here is “could.” They don’t say it WILL happen. So they are making no guarantees. So basically, they want people to change their lifestyle based on the authors’ opinions.

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