Oldspeak: “And is the world listening? Probably not. The planet’s stock of natural wild woodland – the technical term is intact forest landscape – which protects biodiversity, stores carbon and manages the water supply, is dwindling.
A new study calculates that the area of intact forest landscape shrank over the first 13 years of this century by almost 1 million square kilometres, and the rate of loss has accelerated dramatically in the most recent three years.” –Tim Radford
“No the world is not listening. It’s not terribly important apparently that a major part of Earth’s life supporting ecology, is dwindling, and the rate of loss is accelerating. Most 1st world humans are really pissed off at Donald Trump right now… Stomping around in the streets about his inauguration & executive orders. Never mind that Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Human Services and Environmental Protection Agency and National Park Service staff are all reportedly subject to gagging orders. Muslim are being banned! SMDH…. As is status quo, forests will continue to be destroyed on an industrial scale, for paper products, palm oil, & industrial agriculture. Profit is Paramount, consumption must continue to grow for this system to continue to function optimally. Unfortunately for us, that omnicidal imperative is incompatible with objective reality. “-OSJ
Written By Tim Radford @ Climate News Network: