A curious but very interesting article in today’s Financial Times reporting what seems to be the potential demise of Brazil’s Amazon rain forest at the hands of the country’s new President Jair Bolsonaro. According to the FT citing research by Brazil’s space agency, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE): Some 3,170 square kilometres of… Read More Enjoy the Deforestation, Brazil!
A lecture for the Oxford University Centre for Tropical Forests by Professor Chris D Thomas, Department of Biology, University of York, author of Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction. In this lecture, Dr. Thomas will argue that a majority of species are spreading into new areas (at least… Read More Surviving the Anthropocene: A story of biological gains as well as losses
Uh oh! If you work in a corporation that is involved in the fossil fuel industry or are in government, Greenpeace is coming after you. The UK Guardian report they group is hiring former investigative reporters with BBC and The New York Times as part of Greenpeace’s campaigns like climate change, deforestation, fishing, etc. The… Read More Greenpeace hires “investigative journalists” for slander campaigns
The National Resource Defense Council has made a list of six products that they recommend people avoid buying associating the products they decry as contributing deforestation in Latin America and (you guessed it) global warming because each of the items involves lots of carbon emissions to produce them. The list of six items are: 1)… Read More Six products for your Christmas list care of NRDC
The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) has issued a condemnation of Greenpeace Canada accusing the group of using false information as part of an attack on Best Buy for the company’s use of paper from Canada’s Boreal Forest. FONOM has received an email from Greenpeace Canada urging its members to write false reviews on… Read More Greenpeace Canada encouraging false information attack on Best Buy
BBC reported that Brazil is experiencing the worst drought in decades and has attributed the drought to the deforestation the Amazon rainforest is experiencing. However, what is curious is that the Brazilian government announced that the rainforest has experienced the lowest level of deforestation in 25 years. Naturally, environmentalists with the World Wide Fund shot… Read More Deforestation, global warming and blaming humans first