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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:15 PM

Brazil to open up 860,000 acres of protected Amazon rainforest to logging, mining and farming

Source: Independent

The Brazilian environment ministry is proposing the release of 860,000 acres in the National Forest of Jamanxim for agricultural use, mining and logging.

The government’s order was a compromise measure after protests from local residents and ecologists who claim that the bill could lead to further deforestation in the Pará area.

If approved, the legislation will create a new protection area (APA) close to Novo Progresso. Around 27 percent of the national forest would be converted into an APA, the ministry said.

Carlos Xavier, president of a lobbying group in Pará to decrease the size of the Jamanxim forest, said the APA would bring economic progress to the region.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/illegal-logging-national-forest-of-jamanxim-brazil-amazon-br-163-protests-deforestation-gisele-a7842796.html

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Reply Brazil to open up 860,000 acres of protected Amazon rainforest to logging, mining and farming (Original post)
Seedersandleechers Jul 2017 OP
turbinetree Jul 2017 #1
Honeycombe8 Jul 2017 #5
turbinetree Jul 2017 #7
Judi Lynn Jul 2017 #8
turbinetree Jul 2017 #9
NobodyHere Jul 2017 #2
Coventina Jul 2017 #14
not fooled Jul 2017 #15
NobodyHere Jul 2017 #17
snooper2 Jul 2017 #20
Blue_Tires Jul 2017 #18
magicarpet Jul 2017 #3
snort Jul 2017 #4
diva77 Jul 2017 #6
sakabatou Jul 2017 #10
lordsummerisle Jul 2017 #11
Judi Lynn Jul 2017 #12
blue-wave Jul 2017 #13
Crowman2009 Jul 2017 #16
Hieronymus Jul 2017 #19

Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:22 PM

1. There goes planet earth..............and our filter for air.............

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:29 PM

5. That's the truth. I read about how our planet relies on the Amazon rainforest...

for climate control and so many things. As it is, we lose acres a day, I think it said?

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:46 PM

7. Greed, Corruption, does not and will not win, this is a death sentence

for millions and possibly billions on this planet, and with the Larsen C shelf have broken off, and the Arctic having rain above the circle, and Greenland showing more and more land mass, and the water temperature's going up, killing the plankton, and the pine trees of North America in the Mountains going to higher elevation to stay not only cool but to get moisture---------------we are screwed, we know not to do it, but we still do it............................what is wrong with us


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Response to turbinetree (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:52 PM

8. This is one of the reason the fascists (leftovers from the dictatorship) had to get rid of Dilma

and have been trying to get rid of Luis Inacio Lula da Silva since he started running for office. They were the ones who would have prevented this evil destruction of the world's lungs in the Amazon.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:57 PM

9. I know, this is really outrageous, and now has turned deadly..........

and the species on this planet will not even know, because it is now a slow death.
I will have to look up and see if we still the satellites from NOAA that tells us how much air we have and how this will devastate this planet




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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:26 PM

2. How dare those Brazillians!

 

The gall of them to want jobs and food!

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Response to NobodyHere (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 11:24 PM

14. If the Amazon rainforest goes, there's no jobs or food for anyone.

Also, rainforest land is useless once the trees are gone. The ground basically turns into concrete.

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Response to NobodyHere (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 12:05 AM

15. So, you're implying

that humans should just continue to multiply and spread unchecked over the remaining wild spaces of the world.

Because that's the logical conclusion of your remark.

How about more birth and population control instead, to stop overloading the planet?

If there is a god, I think they would want responsible caretaking of their creation, not untrammeled destruction.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 01:35 PM

17. What I'm explicitly saying

 

Is that it is hypocritical for people who live in land that was once forested (and is fed from farmland that was once forest) to condemn other people for wanting to do the same thing.

Call it first world privilege.

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Response to NobodyHere (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:44 AM

20. We actually are pretty good at taking care of our forests

In 1630, the estimated area of U.S. forest land was
1,023 million acres or about 46 percent of the total
land area. Since 1630, about 256 million acres of forest
land have been converted to other uses—mainly
agricultural. Nearly two-thirds of the net conversion
to other uses occurred in the second half of the 19th
century, when an average of 13 square miles (mi2
) of
forest was cleared every day for 50 years. By 1910,
the area of forest land had declined to an estimated
754 million acres, or 34 percent of the total land area.
In 2012, forest land comprised 766 million acres, or
33 percent of the total land area of the United States.
Forest area has been relatively stable since 1910, although
the population has more than tripled since then.


https://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/brochures/docs/2012/ForestFacts_1952-2012_English.pdf

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Response to NobodyHere (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:21 PM

18. That's like setting your fucking house on fire for warmth in the winter

Yeah, you'll be quite warm for the short term, but later....

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:27 PM

3. Good Lord.... Has tr-dump been elected presidunce there too ?

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:28 PM

4. Fuck the World

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:34 PM

6. https://www.ran.org/ Excellent place to get news on rainforest destruction and how to help stop

it. Very effective and small organization -- the Rainforest Action Network (RAN)

(not sure whether they have posted anything yet on the latest described in OP)

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:04 PM

10. And the planet gets fucked up even more.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:09 PM

11. Yes, wave goodbye n/t

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:33 PM

12. Brazil's Environment Min proposes shrinking Amazon reserve

Brazil's Environment Min proposes shrinking Amazon reserve
Updated 7:14 pm, Friday, July 14, 2017





SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Environment Ministry is proposing to open up 860,000 acres of a protected reserve in the Amazon to logging, mining and agricultural use.

The bill reducing the size of the National Forest of Jamanxim was sent to Congress Thursday. It comes after President Michel Temer vetoed legislation that would have reduced protections on a larger parcel of land following pressure from environmental groups and supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

Activists worry that fewer protections will lead to increased deforestation when Brazilian rain forests are already being cut at the fastest rate in nearly a decade.

The Environment Ministry said Friday that the bill includes measures to prevent deforestation and will reduce land conflicts and promote jobs. Land conflicts are rising, partially because of incursions by loggers and farmers into protected areas.

http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Brazil-s-Environment-Min-proposes-shrinking-11290074.php


(Short article, no more at link.)

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:08 PM

13. Well there goes Antarctica, the

aboriginal tribal life and a whole host of rare plants and animals. What is wrong with the human race? We place in power those who want to destroy everyone and everything.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 04:28 AM

16. I wonder how much money the Brazillian Environment minister was bribed with?

Just sayin'!

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:37 PM

19. Terrible news.

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