Wednesday, July 2, 2014

[biofuelwatch] El Niño will make Indonesias deforestation even worse





El Niño will make Indonesia's deforestation even worse

It's a world record nobody wants. Not only is Indonesia deforesting faster than any other country, the coming El Niño looks set to take the country's forest loss to record levels.

Satellite data shows Indonesia lost 60,000 square kilometres of primary forest between 2000 and 2012 (Nature Climate Change, doi.org/tgk). The forests are cleared, usually by burning, to make way for oil palm plantations.


Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25828-el-nino-will-make-indonesias-deforestation-even-worse.html





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Posted by: Jim Roland <quailrecords@hotmail.com>



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