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~ The greatest lack in this world is compassion and care ~
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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Global Deforestation - It is Time To Wake Up

In earlier articles I have written about planting trees. If today everyone planted a tree there would be over 7 billion trees on this planet. For a family, plant a tree for each member.

A couple of months ago I decided to plant orange pips - now little trees are growing. Just to give the example and personal experience, that we do not need to spend a fortune to grow and plant fruit tree and this is to provide free food in future.

There is a crisis today that we are living in a world of tree and life destroyers - however it is important to be clear, people who are harvesting trees are also planting replacements.

What comes to mind is 'Avatar' and the tree destruction. We live in a beautiful planet and yet man is destroying it for profit and not considering the bigger picture.

Green Death of the Forests - this documentary contains no narrative or dialogue and yet helps us understand complex commodity chains. Elephants chained, powerful yet held as prisoners, A gorilla dying and scenes of western consumerism to show how we ignore the problem. All we can think of is wanting more - seeing so much wood furniture for sale, all I can think of is the trees being cut down to meet consumer desires - we are living in a throwaway society!

BBC Documentary - The Magical Forest (HD) The Wood Wide Web - shows the dependable relationship that the trees have to animals and a forest grown from floods - our evolving planet, where nature is nurtured can be by taking care of the planet or if we destroy it, we will be destroyed.

This image shows the scale of forest cover and changes. The image is shown to identify 2013 and the mass black is identifying water....'

'Using Landsat imagery and cloud computing, researchers mapped forest cover worldwide as well as forest loss and gain. Over 12 years, 888,000 square miles (2.3 million square kilometers) of forest were lost, and 309,000 square miles (800,000 square kilometers) regrew

Yakutsk is a major port on the Lena River, served by the Yakutsk Airport as well as the smaller Magan Airport. Yakutsk produces 5th of the worlds diamonds and is capital of the republic. Yakutsk is home to ALROSA and other mining companies. The city is also home to a significant food industry, to tanneries, to sawmills, and to factories for building materials.

In February 15th a meteorite landed in Russia 'from the heavens' at a specific location identified the uniting of lands 'under the authority of God'. Around this time I discovered a replica crown of Katerina the Great, Empress of Russia is made so no one can take that.

Trees emit oxygen. If we diminishing the air quality, this upsets the balance of nature too. Today in a throwaway society, people are discarding furniture to buy new and now wood is being in fashion, there is a price that we are paying from taking and not giving back.

'The border between Malaysia and Indonesia on the island of Borneo stands out in the Landsat-based map of forest disturbance. Red pixels represent forest loss between 2000 and 2012'

'Malaysia Kingdom has an elected King who serves 5 years. Malaysia has never recognised Israel and has no diplomatic ties with it. It has remained a strong supporter of the State of Palestine, and has called for Israel to be taken to the International Criminal Court over the Gaza flotilla raid. Malaysian peacekeeping forces are present in Lebanon and have contributed to many other UN peacekeeping missions.' (there is surely a whole more that people are not told about)

Destruction caused by deforestation, wildfires and storms globally, show forests experienced an overall loss of 1.5 million sq km during 2000-2012.

Compare this to land size of the entire state of Alaska.

'Malaysia's heavy logging along forest roads is visible right up to the Indonesian border, where forests were still largely intact as of 2012.

In Côte d'Ivoire, a civil war in 2002 corresponded with intense deforestation of several previously protected nature reserves.

'The maps, created by a team involving Nasa, Google and the University of Maryland researchers, used images from the Landsat satellite'

A different pattern of change appears in the southeastern U.S., where landowners harvest trees for timber and quickly plant their replacements'

‘Of this eco-region in the southeast, 30 per cent of the forest land was regrown or lost during this period,’ Professor Hansen said.'

Peace love and best wishes
Pauline Maria
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