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Re: Global Forest Watch
« Reply #200 on: August 24, 2019, 09:50:25 AM »
Great article in NYT about what satellite time series tell us about this year's fires in the Amazon

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/24/world/americas/amazon-rain-forest-fire-maps.html

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Re: Global Forest Watch
« Reply #201 on: August 24, 2019, 09:52:31 AM »
And this one

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Re: Global Forest Watch
« Reply #202 on: August 24, 2019, 10:34:53 AM »
That 2011/2018 average map vs 2019 is really cool. You can clearly see this is human encroachment. Thx!
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Re: Global Forest Watch
« Reply #203 on: August 24, 2019, 06:57:06 PM »
NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview, Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) data from NASA EOSDIS, and data from the Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED).⁣

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Re: Global Forest Watch
« Reply #204 on: August 25, 2019, 11:28:14 AM »
But 2003-2010 was actually worse than now?
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Re: Global Forest Watch
« Reply #205 on: August 25, 2019, 11:43:08 AM »
But 2003-2010 was actually worse than now?

Higher rates of deforestation then yes, but now as the original forest cover shrinks every unit of deforestation is much more serious as it shrinks the carbon sink and we are much closer to the tipping point of where the first might not produce enough water vapour to sustain itself as a first and turn into a Savannah.


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Re: Global Forest Watch
« Reply #206 on: September 04, 2019, 06:42:07 PM »
Ireland planning to plant 440 million trees over the next 20 years
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/459591-ireland-planning-to-plant-440-million-trees-over-the-next-20-years
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A spokeswoman for the government’s Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment told the local newspaper that the “climate action plan commits to delivering an expansion of forestry planting and soil management to ensure that carbon abatement from land-use is delivered over the period 2021 to 2030 and in the years beyond.”

“The plan sets out key actions to be taken by the Department of Agriculture,” she continued, adding: “The target for new forestation is approximately 22 million trees per year. Over the next 20 years, the target is to plant 440 million.”

Giant Norway pension fund weighs Brazil divestment over Amazon deforestation
https://news.mongabay.com/2019/09/giant-norway-pension-fund-weighs-brazil-divestment-over-amazon-deforestation/
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KLP, Norway’s largest pension fund, with over US$80 billion in assets, is saying it may divest from transnational commodities traders operating in Brazil such as Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Bunge and Cargill, if they work with producers who contribute to deforestation. KLP has $50 million in shares and loans with the firms.
KLP is also reaching out to other investors to lobby them to use their financial influence to curb Amazon deforestation via supply chains. On August 28, Nordea, the largest asset management group in the Nordic region announced a temporary quarantine on Brazilian government bonds in response to this year’s Amazon fires.
International investment firms play a pivotal role in preserving or deforesting the Amazon. A new report found that mega-investment house BlackRock ranks among the top three shareholders in 25 of the largest public “deforestation-risk” companies, firms dealing in soy, beef, palm oil, pulp and paper, rubber and timber.
The Amazon deforestation process is complex. But it often proceeds by the following steps: land speculators invade the rainforest, illegally cut down and sell the most valuable timber, then set fire to the rest; they then can sell the land for 100-200 times its previous worth to cattle ranchers, who may eventually sell it to soy growers.
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Re: Global Forest Watch
« Reply #207 on: September 06, 2019, 11:23:40 PM »
New report reveals northern Ecuadorian region has lost 61 percent of forests
https://news.mongabay.com/2019/09/new-report-reveals-northern-ecuadorian-region-has-lost-61-percent-of-forests/
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The Mache-Chindul Ecological Reserve maintains only 61 percent of its original plant cover. The area’s ecological significance is partly due to its sitting in a transition zone between humid tropical forests and seasonally dry forests.
In Cotacachi-Cayapas Park, a high level of conservation success represents a source of hope. Now the challenge is to connect the park to private reserves to guarantee protection of the most-threatened lowland forests.
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Re: Global Forest Watch
« Reply #208 on: September 13, 2019, 10:36:27 PM »
World 'losing battle' on 2020 goal to cut deforestation
http://news.trust.org/item/20190912123534-rteig/
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The 2014 New York Declaration on Forests garnered more than 200 signatories among countries, companies and green groups, including the governments of Colombia, Norway and the United States and consumer goods giants such as McDonald's and Walmart.

Nonetheless, the world lost more than 26 million hectares of trees - an area the size of Britain - each year from 2014-2018.

That represented a 43% jump in the global rate of tree loss compared with the period 2001-2013, said the report issued on Thursday ahead of a U.N. climate summit on Sept. 23.
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Re: Global Forest Watch
« Reply #209 on: September 21, 2019, 02:00:10 AM »
Trump Wants to Log an Enormous Alaska Forest. These Native Women Traveled 3,000 Miles to Stop It.
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/09/trump-wants-to-log-an-enormous-alaska-forest-these-native-women-traveled-3000-miles-to-stop-it/
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“If we had dressed in office clothing to meet the standards of DC,” says Wanda Culp, who wore vibrant red, blue, and black robes, “we would have just melted into the crowds that were going into those offices every 15 to 30 minutes.”

In March, Culp and three other indigenous women traveled to Washington, DC, from their home in Southeast Alaska, to meet with lawmakers in an attempt to persuade them to protect the Tongass National Forest. As part of a delegation organized by Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), a nonprofit group that engages women worldwide in environmental advocacy, they walked the halls of Congress wearing formal Tlingit regalia instead of pantsuits and plain dresses. “We stood out that way,” explains Culp, who is part of the Tlingit people. “We couldn’t be ignored.”
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