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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:15 PM
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More help to fight Amazon (Rain Forest) drought (BBC News)
(Now if this doesn't scream "Climate Change" to the "Global Warming" deniers, I don't know what will.)

Wednesday, 19 October 2005, 10:53 GMT 11:53 UK

More help to fight Amazon drought


Extra funding has been announced in Brazil to help people living in the Amazon basin deal with the worst drought in half a century.


Fish are rotting in the basin of the world's second-largest river

The Brazilian government pledged $14m for relief efforts there. The military has been distributing supplies and medicine to tens of thousands of people stranded by the dramatic drop in water levels. But on Sunday an army general said the relief effort was being hampered by the lack of federal support.

Disease fear

A state of emergency was declared in all 61 municipalities of Brazil's Amazonas state as the drought started affecting towns and cities further downstream. Witnesses say rivers and lakes have dried up completely, and millions of fish are rotting in the sun....

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'Linked' to hurricanes

...The environmental campaign group Greenpeace has blamed deforestation and global warming for the drought. It quoted scientists as saying that the burning of forests has raised temperatures in the Amazon, preventing the formation of clouds....

<http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4355994.stm >
(more at link above)
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:55 PM
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1. How long can global warming be denied?
good god...we will all be dead soon!
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:42 PM
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2. Exactly, and I would guess that all those fish died (in that picture)...
...because the water of the river became too hot for the fish to survive. I've had the same thing happen to my tropical fish tank, when the heater went too high. :cry:
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:10 PM
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3. this is awful
entire species of fish are prob. being lost as we speak & these ppl do not have automobiles, w.out the ability to travel on waterways they are stranded

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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:57 PM
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4. kick n/t
:kick:
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