Horrible Events Unfolding In The Amazon Rainforest

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Soya is, amongst other things, used as animal feed. China consumes a lot of soya, a lot of which came from the USA. However, the US/China trade war has disrupted this arrangement so I guess China's looking elsewhere for suppliers.
Ultimately, the Chinese will end up buying farms in Africa and growing it there.
 

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I don't know if that's a conspiracy theory, it's pretty much fact. Saw it on Channel 4 New last night: the big landowners are largely criminals whose fires are 70-80% on illegal land, and yes, they have started them. The President has got rid of the fines that would have been an incentive not to start them in the first place. Beef farming is a huge industry for Brazil, and they meant to expand at the expense of the environment. If you really must eat beef, check the label and don't buy South American.
 

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You'd get a similar trajectory of population growth for virtually every country on the planet over the same time period.

And Fray Bentos is in Uruguay, although the UK brand is owned by Baxters who manufacture Fray Bentos products in Scotland.

in 2011, it was reported that sales had been flat at around £30 million per year for the previous ten years.
 

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NASA: Area burned by global wildfires dropped by 25% since 2003

Climate activists often warn that global warming is stoking forest fires, but it turns out the amount of land burned by wildfires worldwide has plummeted by 25% since 2003, according to NASA.


NASA’s Earth Observatory found that the number of total square kilometers burned globally each year has decreased steadily from 2003-19, based on data collected by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers (MODIS) on satellites.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/29/nasa-area-burned-by-global-wildfires-dropped-by-25/

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NASA: Area burned by global wildfires dropped by 25% since 2003

Climate activists often warn that global warming is stoking forest fires, but it turns out the amount of land burned by wildfires worldwide has plummeted by 25% since 2003, according to NASA.


NASA’s Earth Observatory found that the number of total square kilometers burned globally each year has decreased steadily from 2003-19, based on data collected by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers (MODIS) on satellites.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/29/nasa-area-burned-by-global-wildfires-dropped-by-25/

maximus otter
What?.. we've been lied to? .. they'll be saying next that the real reason plastic bags are being demonised is because we've been at war with prolific oil producing countries who are withholding oil and oil is needed to make plastic bags.
 
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Ancient rock art is damaged by fires.

Fires raging across Bolivia’s forests and grasslands have razed 4.2 million acres since May.

The blazes—largely believed to be started by farmers intentionally clearing land for agricultural use—pose a threat to some 500 animal species, including jaguars, tapirs and parrots. As Agence-France Presse reports, the consequences of this unusually serious fire season aren’t limited to living creatures: Archaeologists say the infernos are also destroying Bolivia’s famed rock art.

“We believe that the damage is big and wide in terms of our heritage of rock art,” Danilo Drakic, chief archaeologist of the eastern Santa Cruz region, tells AFP.

The eastern town of Robore, which is home to sites of engravings dating to as early as 1,500 B.C., has sustained significant damage in recent months. Based on an initial assessment, Drakic says a “dark layer of soot” has blanketed all of the images, while heat from the fires has “caused stones to break, even to collapse.” Archaeologists will only be able to gauge the full extent of the devastation once the blazes have been extinguished.

Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smar...ivias-rock-art-180973048/#dk3jFi0HX3GUZD8g.99
 

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NASA: Area burned by global wildfires dropped by 25% since 2003

Climate activists often warn that global warming is stoking forest fires, but it turns out the amount of land burned by wildfires worldwide has plummeted by 25% since 2003, according to NASA.


NASA’s Earth Observatory found that the number of total square kilometers burned globally each year has decreased steadily from 2003-19, based on data collected by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers (MODIS) on satellites.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/29/nasa-area-burned-by-global-wildfires-dropped-by-25/

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Except that wildfires are not manmade fires. It's intentional burning that's the case here.
 

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