Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Amazon Desert?

Amazon to become soy plantation, or savannah, or desert. Your preference?

I’ve never met her, but ever since I was a child, I’ve been in love with her. And I’ve vowed to do all I can to protect her from harm, for her own sake, and through her, the world. Her name is Amazon.

Now, I see that she is falling apart, and probably dying. How do I feel? How would you feel?

Biodiversity-wise, she still comprises a quarter of all Earth’s species today. Considering a minimum of 20 million species in total, the Amazon alone hold 5 million species. I thought the Great Amazon Rainforest becoming the Great Amazon Savannah or the Great Amazon corn/soy/sugar-cane plantation were terrible. 5 million species is what we stand to lose if the Great Amazon Rainforest becomes the Great Amazon Desert – within decades. Everyday we do nothing or keep doing what we've been doing means several thousand more species will be added to the grand total. Developing the Alberta tar sands alone may mean a million species or more. Are we really that anthropocentric and selfish?

As in my last article about the melting Arctic, I present to you below a collection of articles pulled from the internet with “global warming Amazon”. I did not pick and choose which to include and which to exclude for a biased view. I’ve included the words of global-warming skeptics and deniers and nay-sayers, as well as CNN, New York Times and Washington Post and even Greenpeace. And I have included articles from Brazil itself. Again, I suggest first and foremost to scan the titles from beginning (1988) to the present (2008), and then choose a few to go in depth.

You will notice an alarming development (to skeptics: Go ahead, call me an “alarmist” and make my day.) In 2004, an “alarmist” predicted oncoming drought for the Amazon. In 2005, a sever drought did descend upon the Amazon, which raised further alarms. In 2006, the drought returned, leading scientists to warn that the Amazon could not withstand another round. 1n 2007, the drought returned with a vengeance, and many Amazon subsystems were devastated or have downright collapsed. Will there be Drought 4, Drought 5, Drought 6…? We have only 5 months to see about Drought 4. So stay tuned.

Meanwhile, in the latter half of 2007 and early 2008, the rate of direct destruction – by slash-and-burn and chainsaw – accelerates, despite Brazil’s promise to curb deforestation for the Nth year.

And let’s not forget fossil fuels exploration and development in the Amazon Basin..

Several plausible scenarios have predicted Amazon turning into a giant corn, soy and sugar-cane plantation for biofuel, or into a giant savannah which would suit cattle barons and McDonalds well, or into a giant desert (for imported camels?). The real picture is probably a combination of all the above, all bad.

As always, the solution-coin has two sides – conservation and technology. And the key words are just three - immediately or sooner. And the whole coin is just one – our will.

Anthony


1988-08-12 New York Times - Vast Amazon fires, man-made, linked to global warming
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE7D8163DF931A2575BC0A96E948260

1996 Rainforest Facts
http://www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm

1999-01-09 Agence France-Presse – NASA planes to participate in Amazon global warming study
http://forests.org/archive/brazil/nasaplhe.htm

1999-04-14 BBC News – Amazon forest loss estimate doubles
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/313795.stm

2001-03-27 Discovery Channel - Amazon may take some heat off global warming
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/03/0327_amazoncarbon.html

2001-06-26 National Geographic - Loss of Amazon rainforest may come sooner than expected
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/06/0626_amazonrainforest.html

2001-12-13 National Geographic – Adult Amazon trees gain mass – due to higher CO2 concentration?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/12/1213_carbonsink.html

2002-04-11 - Accounting Scandal! Accountant reveals new carbon source
http://whyfiles.org/shorties/102carbon_cycle/

2002-05-01 from S. America – The Amazon rainforest
http://www.mrdowling.com/712-amazon.html

2002-11-26 PeopleAndPlanet.net - Amazon forest faces climate catastrophe
http://peopleandplanet.net/doc.php?id=1816

2003-02-16 buzzle.com - Global warming endangers Amazon
http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/2-16-2003-35689.asp

2003-02-17 The Guardian, UK – Global warming endangers Amazon
http://www.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,12374,897152,00.html

2003-09-09 TheAge.com.au - Global warming may threaten Amazon
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/09/09/1062902020327.html?from=storyrhs

2003-11-04 New York Times - Deep in the Amazon – vast question about the climate
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B03E2DE1E30F937A35752C1A9659C8B63

2003-12 InfoBrazil.com – Preserving the Amazon – Step 1 – Defeat fatalism
http://www.infobrazil.com/Conteudo/Front_Page/Twenty_Questions/Conteudo.asp?ID_Noticias=844&ID_Area=2&ID_Grupo=10

2004-03-10 Mongabay.com - CO2 is key suspect in rainforest change
http://www.mongabay.com/external/amazon_c02_changes.htm

2004-04-06 The Why Files - Drought predicted - bye-bye amazing Amazonia (excellent - predicts drought ahead - see droughts ahead)
http://whyfiles.org/238earthday/index.php?g=3.txt

2004-10-22 Global warming: nature’s pressure points
http://www.mindfully.org/Air/2004/Global-Warming-Pressure22oct04.htm

2005 Amazon Prosperity - Amazon botanicals bring health and wealth
http://www.amazonprosperity.com/rainforest.htm

2005-02-08 Climate Ark - Amazon “breathing uneasily”
http://www.climateark.org/shared/reader/welcome.aspx?linkid=38743

2005-02-15 Brazil - Global warming might turn the Amazon into scrubland
http://www.brazzilmag.com/content/view/1441/

2005-03-29 eMagazine.com - Worst Amazon drought in 40 years linked to global warming
http://www.emagazine.com/view/?2903

2005-10 US Water News Online - Major drought hits Amazon rainforest
http://www.uswaternews.com/archives/arcglobal/5majodrou11.html

2005-10-21 Amazon drought – deforestation and climate change to blame
http://www.edie.net/news/news_story.asp?id=10690&channel=0

2005-12-02 Earth Observatory - Tropical Atlantic cooling and African deforestation correlate to drought, report scientists
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/MediaAlerts/2005/2005120221125.html

2005-12-05 Earth Observatory – Why the Amazon is so rich in species
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/MediaAlerts/2005/2005120521148.html

2005-12-08 Earth Observatory - ORNL-led study shows forests thrive with increased carbon dioxide levels
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/MediaAlerts/2005/2005120821158.html

2005-12-08 Terra Daily - Global warming to hit rivers in Mediterranean, Amazon, Midwest
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Global_Warming_To_Hit_Rivers_In_Mediterranean__Amazon__Midwest_Study.html

2005-12-11 StopGlobalWarming.org – “Unprecedented” drought cripples life along Amazon
http://www.stopglobalwarming.org/sgw_read.asp?id=11252112112005

2005-12-13 Earth Observatory - Amazon tree much older than assumed, raising questions on global climate impact of region
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/MediaAlerts/2005/2005121321268.html

2005-12-13 Science Daily - Changes to land cover may enhance global warming in Amazon
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/12/051213081446.htm

2005-12-22 Earth Observatory - Storing carbon to combat global warming may cause other environmental problems, study suggests
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/MediaAlerts/2005/2005122221292.html

2006-03-22 WWF – Climate change a threat to Amazon rainforests
http://www.panda.org/news_facts/newsroom/index.cfm?uNewsID=64220

2006-03-23 Planet Ark – Greater efforts needed to save Amazon rainforest
http://planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/35758/story.htm

2006-03-24 ZD.net - Emerging Technology Trends – Can we save the Amazon rainforest?
http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/?p=197

2006-04-27 McDonald’s eating up the Amazon
http://fading-hope.blog-city.com/mcdonalds_eating_up_the_amazon_rainforest.htm

2006-07-19 BBC News - How climate change and logging are affecting the Amazon
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5184332.stm

2006-07-23 The Independent - Amazon rainforest could become a desert
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/amazon-rainforest-could-become-a-desert-408977.html

2006-07-23 Climate Ark - Amazon at climate-caused desertification tipping point
http://www.climateark.org/blog/2006/07/amazon_at_climate_caused_deser.asp

2006-07-23 The Independent - Dying Forest – One year to save the Amazon
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/dying-forest-one-year-to-save-the-amazon-408926.html

2006-07-24 NZ Herald World – Disastrous drought second year in a row – one more year could tip the whole system into destruction
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/2/story.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10392615

2006-07-24 Green Diary - Amazon rainforest turning to desert, triggering irreversible global warming
http://www.greendiary.com/entry/amazon-rainforest-turning-to-desert-triggering-irreversible-global-warming/

2006-07-24 Terra Nature – A disaster to take everyone’s breath away
http://www.terranature.org/AmazonDeforestation.htm

2006-07-25 - The Sietch Blog - Amazon could become desert
http://www.blog.thesietch.org/2006/07/25/amazon-cou
http://www.terranature.org/AmazonDeforestation.htmld-become-desert/

2006-07-28 Fundamentalist Christianity – Amazon rainforest “could become a desert”
http://fundamentalist.wordpress.com/2006/08/20/amazon-rainforest-could-become-a-desert/

2006-07-29 Minding the Planet - Amazon desertification may start next year - Global warming could increase by 50%
http://novaspivack.typepad.com/nova_spivacks_weblog/2006/07/amazon_desertif.html

2006-07-29 Science Buzz - The Amazon rainforest needs rain
http://dev.smm.org/buzz/blog/amazon_rainforest_needs_rain

2006-08-01 BlueGreen Blog - Amazon in 2nd year of drought, cannot withstand a third
http://www.bluegreenplanet.org/blog/archives/category/global-warming/

2006-08-06 Woods Hole Research Center – Senior scientist challenges Independent’s article
http://www.whrc.org/resources/online_publications/essays/2006-08-Nepstad-Independent.htm

2006-08-22 The future of the Amazon – a week in Manaus
http://www.rideforclimate.com/journals/?p=103

2006-10-23 mongabay.com - Amazon conservation efforts must come soon
to save world's largest rainforest says leading scientist
http://news.mongabay.com/2006/1023-interview_fearnside.html

2006-11-15 Recuperation of the Amazon forest must be immediate
http://www.socioambiental.org/esp/desmatamento/en/climate_changes/interview_antonio_nobre

2006-12-05 Green Clippings - Brazil announces massive rainforest reserve
http://www.greenclippings.co.za/gc_main/article.php?story=20061205221428635

2006-12-29 Intl Herald-Tribune – Global warming could transform Amazon into savannah in 100 years, Brazil researchers say
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/12/29/america/LA_GEN_Brazil_Amazon_Warming.php

2006-12-29 Washington Post – Researchers: Warming may change Amazon
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/29/AR2006122901144.html

2006-12-30 NowPublic.com - Global warming may destroy Amazon rainforest
http://www.nowpublic.com/global_warming_may_destroy_amazon_rainforest

2006-12-30 CTV - Global warming may change Amazon: researchers
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061230/amazon_warming_061230/20061230

2006-12-30 AP – Global warming will likely destroy the Amazon
http://signsofwitness.com/?p=311

2006-12-31 The Sydney Morning Herald – Drying Amazon burning – the Amazon feedback loop
http://www.smh.com.au/news/environment/death-of-amazon-rainforest-possible-researcher-warns/2006/12/30/1166895522620.html

2007 Woods Hole Research Center - Amazon Ecological Program
http://www.whrc.org/southamerica/index.htm

2007 AOL video – Global Warming – What you need to know – Amazon tipping
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/global-warming-what-you-need-to-know-amazon-ti/1590501517

2007-01-02 Softpedia – Amazon rainforest will turn into a savannah in 100 years due to global warming
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Amazon-Forest-Will-Turn-into-a-Savannah-in-Less-than-100-years-43382.shtml

2007-02-27 CNN, Anderson Cooper 360 – Hope and despair for Amazon rainforest’s future
http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/anderson.cooper.360/blog/2007/02/hope-despair-for-amazon-rainforests.html

2007-02-07 MWC – Da Silva blame rich for global warming while defending Brazil
http://mwcnews.net/content/view/12409/56/

x2007-03-20 Center for Global Development - On Global Warming and Ethanol: Good use of World Bank presidency bully pulpit, Mr. Wolfowitz!
http://blogs.cgdev.org/globaldevelopment/2007/03/on_global_warming_and_ethanol.php

2007-03-23 BBC News – Amazon “faces more deadly droughts”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6484073.stm

2007-03-27 Laramie, WY – Global warming predicted to create novel climates
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2007/2007-03-27-03.asp

2007-04 Planet Earth – Amazon: the beginning of the end?
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/publications/planetearth/2007/spring/spr07-amazon.pdf

2007-04-06 Fox News - Global warming is threat to Great Barrier Reef, Amazon rainforests and Mexican deserts
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,264589,00.html

2007-05-10 SciDev.net - Amazon becoming savannah
http://www.scidev.net/News/index.cfm?fuseaction=readNews&itemid=3608&language=1

2007-05-14 The Independent - Deforestation – a hidden cause of global warming
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/deforestation-the-hidden-cause-of-global-warming-448734.html

2007 05-22 Amazon facts
http://southamericatravel.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_amazon_rainforest

2007-06-27 Science Line - A dry horizon for the Amazon
http://scienceline.org/2007/06/27/ipcc_environment_amazon_philllips/

2007-07-31 New York Times - Brazil, alarmed, reconsiders policy on climate change
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/31/world/americas/31amazon.html

2007-08-13 Associated Press – Brazil says Amazon deforestation is down
http://globalwarmingarchive.blogspot.com/2007/08/brazil-says-amazon-deforestation-down.html

2007-08-18 Global Warming Watch - Amazon deforestation drops 25%, Brazil says
http://globalwarmingwatch.blogspot.com/2007/08/amazon-deforestation-down-by-25.html

2007-09-21 Scientific Blogging - Global warming puzzle: Amazon rainforest showed better growth during drought
http://www.scientificblogging.com/news_account/global_warming_puzzle_amazon_rainforest_showed_better_growth_during_drought

x2007-09-22 The Strata-Sphere - more skepticism, denial and jeering
http://strata-sphere.com/blog/index.php/archives/4443

2007-09-23 Associated Content – Amazon drought and how forest reacts
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/389344/amazon_forest_drought_corrects_global.html

2007-09-26 Science Daily - Amazon forest shows unexpected resiliency during drought
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/09/070923193644.htm

2007-10 Nature Conservancy mag - Soyfields invade Amazon rainforest
http://www.nature.org/magazine/autumn2007/features/art21918.html

2007-10-06 Privatization of Amazon and IIRSA
http://news.amazon-rainforest.org/

2007-10-16 The Global Warming Archive - Amazon burns for biofuels
http://globalwarmingarchive.blogspot.com/2007/10/amazon-burns-for-biofuels.html

2007-10-17 How not to solve global warming – NAFTA for the Amazon
http://www.democracyfornewhampshire.com/node/view/4844

2007-10-17 Reuters – Amazon loggers hold Greenpeace activists captive
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN17292333

2007-10-22 Free Republic - Amazon fires among worst ever
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1939990/posts

x2007-10-24 Uncommon Descent (Intelligent Design) - Global warming puzzle – Amazon getting greener
http://www.uncommondescent.com/off-topic/global-warming-puzzle-amazon-rain-forest-getting-greener/

2007-10-30 Malaria no longer eradicated thanks to global warming
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/offbeat-news/malaria-no-longer-eradicated-thanks-to-global-warming/402

2007-11-05 NPR - Amazon fire wars exacerbate global warming
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16018097

2007-11-06 NPR – Fire begets fire, and the Brush Land Scenario
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16024346

2007-11-29 Telegraph, UK – Amazon rainforest “could resist climate change if…”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/11/29/eaforest229.xml

2007-11-30 Earth Talk Env. News – Climate change and the amazing Amazon rainforest
http://www.earthtalk.org/archives/climate-change-and-the-amazing-amazon-rainforest-uk/

2007-11-30 Physorg.com - Options for saving the Amazon in the face of climate change
http://www.physorg.com/news115649387.html

2007-12 Biofuels threaten to accelerate global warming
http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/docs/biofuels-accelerate-climate-change.pdf

2007-12-06 mongabay.com - Global warming accelerates the destruction of the Amazon
http://news.mongabay.com/2007/1206-amazon.html

2007-12-06 Washington Post – WWF: Global warming will destroy 60% of Amazon by 2030
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/06/AR2007120601499.html

2007-12-07 China’s People’s Daily Online - Global warming will destroy Amazon
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90777/90852/6316670.html

2007-12-07 Amazon rainforest disappearing faster than previously believed
http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Amazon_Rainforest_disappearing_much_faster_than_1206.html

2007-12-08 eNews - Tropical forests must be protected, says Indonesian minister
http://www.enews20.com/news_Tropical_Forests_Must_Be_Protected_Indonesian_Minister_Says_04310.html

2007-12-11 999 Today - Climate change speeds up Amazon’s destruction
http://www.999today.com/scienceandnature/news/story/32242.html

2007-12-13 All American Patriot - Scientists fear Amazon rainforest may face early destruction
http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/48738926_scientists-fear-amazon-rainforest-may-face-early-destruction

2007-12-17 Global Warming Information - Amazon at risk – action needed now
http://global-warming-information.blogspot.com/2007/12/amazon-at-risk-action-needed-now.html

2008 Forest.org – Amazon rainforest loss
http://forests.org/shared/search/?searchtext=%20Amazon%20rainforest%20loss

2008 World ecological problems: Amazon rainforest
http://ecologicalproblems.blogspot.com/2007/07/amazon-rainforest.html

2008-01 Hydrogen NOW! - Runaway methane global warning – the greatest threat
http://www.hydrogen.co.uk/h2_now/journal/articles/3_Methane.htm

2008-01-02 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Researchers say that warming may change Amazon
http://www.plant-a-tree-today.org/latest-news-info-about-plant-a-tree-today-environment-news.asp?Status=ShowNewsDetail&NewID=125

2008-01-03 USA Today – WWF - Global warming to destroy 60% of Amazon by 2030
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/environment/2007-12-06-amazon-globalwarming_N.htm

2008-01-10 What country is most responsible for the destruction of the Amazon rainforest?
http://au.answers.yahoo.com/answers2/frontend.php/question?qid=20080105095457AAyQSu7

2008-01-16 Reuters – Amazon deforestation seen surging
http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSN169836020080117

2008-01-17 ENN - Amazon deforestation seen surging in 2008, partly due to surge in global biofuel demand
http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/29448

2008-01-18 Planet Ark - Amazon deforestation surges again first time in 4 years
http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/46496/story.htm

2008-01-18 Orange County Register – Ancient Amazon trees redefines Amazon as carbon sink
http://www.ocregister.com/sciencetech/trees-amazon-carbon-1960397-trumbore-old

2008-01-20 Destruction of Amazon rainforest accelerates
http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=143&art_id=vn20080120083450882C882428

2008-01-21 NZ Herald – Amazon rainforest destruction quickens
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/category/story.cfm?c_id=39&objectid=10487854

2008-01-24 Mongabay.com - Amazon deforestation jumps in the second half of 2007
http://news.mongabay.com/2008/0124-amazon.html

2008-01-24 Brazil says Amazon rainforest destruction soars again
http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=102&pst=877310&archival=&posts=1

2008-01-25 TIME/CNN - The Amazon gets less and less green
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1707121,00.html

2007-01-25 Mongabay.com - 7000 sq km of Amazon destroyed in late 2007 – Greenpeace
http://news.mongabay.com/2008/0125-amazon.html

2008-01-26 Eco-Worldly - Amazon rainforest vanishing faster – Brazil drafts emergency plan
http://ecoworldly.com/2008/01/26/amazon-rainforest-vanishing-faster-brazil-drafts-emergency-plan/

2008-01-27 Mongabay.com - How much would it cost to end Amazon deforestation?
http://news.mongabay.com/2008/0128-brazil.html

2008-02 About.com - Amazon - half of the remain forest could soon disappear
http://environment.about.com/od/biodiversityconservation/a/amazonrain.htm

2008-02 Amazon rainforest videos
http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/brazil/amazon-rainforest/

2008-02 The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming – Rising CO2 levels disrupt rainforest growth patterns
http://globalwarming.house.gov/impactzones/amazon

x2008-02 Michael Crichton on Bjorn Lomborg’s Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
http://www.amazon.fr/Cool-Skeptical-Environmentalists-Global-Warming/dp/0307266923

2008-02 SAGE - Global warming and global ecosystems
http://www.sage.wisc.edu/pages/systems.html

2008-02 The Weather Channel – The Amazon remains a mystery, but for how long?
http://climate.weather.com/

2008-02-03 The Hindu - Scientists urgently seek answers for Amazon puzzle
http://www.hindu.com/holnus/008200802030902.htm

2008-02-03 USA Today - Scientists puzzle over Amazon's role in warming world
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/2008-02-03-amazon_N.htm

2008-02-04 MSNBC - Amazon forest still a global warming mystery: Scientists working to determine if it is a net carbon emitter or sink
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22993043/

2008-02-04 Reuters – Tipping points seen for Greenland ice and the Amazon
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L0182766.htm

2008-02-04 The Times of India - Amazon research raises questions
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Planet_SOS/Amazon_research_raises_questions/articleshow/2753815.cms

2008-02-05 AP – Forecast Earth – solutions urgently sought (part 2 of 3)
http://climate.weather.com/articles/amazon020608.html,
http://climate.weather.com/articles/amazon020408.html

2008-02-05 Mongabay.com - New uakari monkey discovered in Amazon
http://news.mongabay.com/2008/0205-monkey.html

2008-02-05 Mongabay.com - Overfishing may hurt Amazon forest trees
http://news.mongabay.com/2008/0205-pacu.html

2008-02-06 Mongabay.com - France blocks controversial rainforest goldmine in French Guyana
http://news.mongabay.com/2008/0205-french_guiana.html

2008-02-06 QJ.net - Climate may experience sudden changes within years
http://science.qj.net/Climate-may-experience-sudden-changes-within-years/pg/49/aid/113076

2008-02-07 Al Jazeera English - Lula blames rich for global warming while defending Brazil
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/FF698155-6E45-4EEF-8B64-8B8D7BBEA064.htm

2008-02-07 Mongabay.com - First rainforest-for-carbon-credits deal becomes a reality
http://news.mongabay.com/2008/0207-carbon_conservation.html

2008-02-08 Mongabay.com - Biofuels are worsening global warming
http://news.mongabay.com/2008/0207-biofuels.html

2008-02-09 Yahoo! News - Converting land for biofuel worsens global warming
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080207/sc_afp/environmentclimateusagriculture_080207211209

2008-02-07 YouTube – Ecoagents reversing global warming, saving Amazon rainforest
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=kG1CynO4lrc

2008-02-08 Earth Times - Biofuels may promote, not slow, global warming
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/184666,biofuels-may-promote-not-slow-global-warming-report--feature.html

2008-02-08 eNews - Study shows biofuel farms accelerates global warming
http://www.enews20.com/news_Study_Shows_Biofuel_Farms_Aid_Global_Warming_05697.html

x2008-02-11 Gringoes.com – Let Brazilians sort out the problems of the Amazon (Is this like “Let the fox guard the hen house”?)
http://www.gringoes.com/articles.asp?ID_Noticia=2065

2008-02-11 CNN – All About: forests and carbon trading
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/02/10/eco.carbon/index.html?section=cnn_latest

Anthony Marr, founder
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
www.HOPE-CARE.org
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