Saturday, April 02, 2011

Remember the Rain Forest? It's Baaaaack!!

Endless screeches and ululations were emitted over the 'death' of the rainforest. Countless gallons of estrogen flowed through news outlets proclaiming the end of creation, or something.

But then along came Alar (or whatever) and of ManBoyPig--so the "dead and buried' rainforest fell off the front page.

These new “secondary” forests are emerging in Latin America, Asia and other tropical regions at such a fast pace that the trend has set off a serious debate about whether saving primeval — an iconic environmental cause — may be less urgent than once thought. By one estimate, for every acre of rain forest cut down each year, more than 50 acres of new forest are growing in the tropics on land that was once farmed, logged or ravaged by natural disaster --Grim quoting NYT

'S OK. There'll be something else next week.

1 comment:

Deekaman said...

I got to be pretty obvious the whole save-the-rainforest thingy was a big steamin' pile many years ago. It only required doing the math. If the jungle was being "decimated" at the rate claimed, it should have been gone. It wasn't. That's when the whackos shut up about it.

Ooops.

Nature (God) is funny that way.