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amazon rainforest.. or soon to be lack there of.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by im elephant., Feb 26, 2002.

  1. im elephant.

    im elephant. New Jack

    Joined: Dec 20, 2001 Messages: 74 Likes Received: 0
    If you haven't yet bought your piece of land on the
    moon, this may concern you...

    The Brazilian congress is now voting on a project that will reduce the
    Amazon forest to 50% of its size...

    the area that is to be deforested is four times the size of Portugal and would be mainly used for agriculture and
    pastures for livestock.

    All the wood is to be sold to international markets in the form of wood
    chips, by large multinational companies.

    The truth is that the soil in the Amazon forest is useless without the
    forest itself. Its quality is very acidic and the region is prone to
    constant floods. At this time more than 160,000 square kilometres deforested
    with the same purpose are abandoned and in the process of becoming deserts.

    Deforestation and the subsequent processing of the woodchips( on this scale
    will also release huge amounts of carbon which is currently locked up in the
    wood) back into the atmosphere worsening the problem of climate change.


    yeah.. there are petitions going around.. if you want one.. request it from me at weareelephant@aol.com

    thanks for your time.
     
  2. kaesthebluntedwonder

    kaesthebluntedwonder Elite Member

    Joined: May 16, 2000 Messages: 3,066 Likes Received: 0
    thanks for this valuable information
     
  3. whiteboy 516

    whiteboy 516 Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 18, 2002 Messages: 219 Likes Received: 0
    damn i was gonna bomb south america too---graff i mean.
     
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