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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Bert Breton, April 13, 2012

The fight to save the Amazon just enlisted a global sports superstar, Ricardo Kaká. The current Real Madrid striker and Brazilian national starter has joined Greenpeace to support zero deforestation of the Amazon.

While soccer still has a way to go in the USA, there isn’t a kid in the world (outside the USA) who doesn’t know who Kaká is. Let’s hope Kaká’s star power makes our future generations understand that Amazon deforestation must not be tolerated.


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  • Sophie V-USA Sophie V-USA Oct. 5, 2012
    This is awesome! I'm so happy to see a person with wide influence promote environmentalism! It would be neat to have an organization or coalition of people with influence form an environmentalism group or does one already exist?

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Discussions Discussion The YALE forum on Climate Change & the Me…
Steurt Strickland, April 4, 2012

The Catholic Church and Climate Change:

On January 1, 1990, Pope John Paul II delivered his World Day of Peace message to Catholics around the world, and for that year’s address he lamented a “widespread destruction of the environment.” World peace, he warned, was threatened not only by arms, conflict, and injustice, but by “a lack of due respect for nature.”

John Paul II’s message on that day pointed to a worldwide ecological crisis, and while it did not mention climate change by name his references were clear. “Industrial waste, the burning of fossil fuels, unrestricted deforestation, the use of certain types of herbicides, coolants and propellants: all of these are known to harm the atmosphere and environment,” he said. “The resulting meteorological and atmospheric changes range from damage to health to the possible future submersion of low-lying lands.”

More at below link:

Steurt Strickland

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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Wendy Bachman, March 26, 2012

Why are trees are turning blue in Seattle and Vancouver?

It’s a socially-driven art project started by Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos who uses a water-based pigment to turn the trees “ultramarine blue.”

The goal: To inspire awareness about global deforestation. Take a look at what the project looked like in Vancouver.

This is still local news. But look for this social art project to gain momentum at a national level. It’s beautiful and deserves our attention!!!

Wendy Bachman
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  • Cayla C Seattle USA Cayla C Seattle USA May 1, 2012
    does it have to be blue? why cant we just add other colors to show the world that our trees brings life and excitement to our life.

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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Mercedes Domingues, March 16, 2012

The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico drops 28 percent - cause linked to deforestation and drought.

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  • Casey Beckett Casey Beckett April 30, 2012
    That's an interesting fact I didn't know that deforestation had such an impact on butterflies.
  • Sophie FSeattleUSA Sophie FSeattleUSA April 30, 2012
    If it has an effect on butterflies, then it must have some effect on other animals as well. Butterflies are a big part of the ecosystem, and deforestation could unbalance that. What can we do to help this?
  • Cayla C Seattle USA Cayla C Seattle USA May 1, 2012
    That's worrisome that our common butterfly's are slowly dwindling down on its population. Just think the other organisms are being effected by this.

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Discussions Discussion History of Ancient Rome
Jessie Rhodes, March 8, 2012

Deforestation during the Roman period:

Housing & building, fuel, agriculture, over grazing. All were part of deforestation during ancient Roman times. Wikipedia offers an interesting look at this topic.

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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Ana- Maria S- Romania, March 5, 2012

More than 80% of the Earth`s forests have been destroyed -by the man. However,at least, we are beginning to understand that the key role which forests play in keeping us alive. To protecting our forests is important for many of reasons. Deforestation increases in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Unfortunately, carbon dioxide is one of the greenhouse gases that absorb the heat from the sun. So on, more carbon dioxide means that more than heat is absorbed and reflected on the Earth`s surface, leading to global warming. At least we are now realising how many important it is to protect and save our forests. I just hope it`s not too late.

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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Jason Hodin, Feb. 24, 2012

I use The Rainforest Site as my browser’s “home page,” so I can remember to click every day to preserve a few square meters of rainforest habitat.

It costs me nothing but it adds up- last year clicks from people like me protected a total of almost 42 square kilometers of rainforest.

Somewhere in the tropics, there is a beetle or bird that still has a tree as a result…


Jason Hodin
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  • Dubravka Cokrlic Dubravka Cokrlic Feb. 26, 2012
    That's definitely a good idea! I used to visit the site with my pupils more than 5 years ago and we were quite happy about it because we felt we were doing something useful, but then we joined different projects, got different obligations and I must admit that I neglected it and simply forgot about it.
    Now I will recommend it to my pupils again!
    It takes only five seconds to make a free click and in that way you can not only protect wildlife habitat, but also - fight famine (the Hunger Site has established itself as a leader in online activism), fund healthcare for children (over 200,000 children die every week from preventable causes!), promote literacy among children from low-income families, fund mammograms for women in need, provide food and shelter for animals… It sounds great, doesn't it? I hope many people from our group will join us!
  • Camila P- USA Camila P- USA Nov. 12, 2012
    That is a great thought and easy for others to commit to, and it also keeps this issue in our minds at all times. Though we can't individually do a lot to stop deforestation, we can act on our own to reduce deforestation. We could use the Rainforest Site, reduce our paper usage, plant more trees, or just become more aware on this issue in general.

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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Filip M-Croatia, Feb. 23, 2012

This of course is the Amazon.
Do we really have to destroy this, it is just not worth it.
It is not called The Lungs of the World for no particular reason, it gives us life, and with no forests the mankind shall suffer dire consequences.

Filip M-Croatia
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  • Dubravka Cokrlic Dubravka Cokrlic Feb. 24, 2012
    I think that the Amazon River is so beautiful that we all carry it in our hearts all the time, and no matter where we live, but that at the same time – we do not care as much as we should about it.
    I wonder what you think about this video and would really appreciate your comments.
    Damming the Amazon River on 60 Minutes (2011)
  • Josip G-Croatia Josip G-Croatia Feb. 26, 2012
    I've watched the video and it's a catastrophy.Damming of the Amazon River i mean what's wrong with people? To destroy such a beautiful place… They want to ruin the life of the civilization that's been there thousands of years. It's just wrong.

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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Tom Gary, Feb. 15, 2012

Corporations Agree to Deforestation Disclosure!

More U.S. companies agreed to disclose what effects their products had on forests as consumer awareness of deforestation grows. Increasingly, consumers want to know that the products they buy at the store are not doing harm to the planet.

U.S. companies were responding to the Forest Footprint Disclosure product survey, a survey launched in London in 2009. The FFD works with more than 350 companies to convince them to disclose what effects their supply chains have on deforestation.

This is a step in the right direction. Every product should be required to identify the impact it has on forests right on their product label.


Tom Gary
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  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin Feb. 15, 2012
    this is good news. I would go further and say that we should have a goal of putting a footprint on every label that consumers see. Companies will fight this saying that they can't afford to make those calculations for all of their products; I would say we can't afford not to take steps like these. Of course, the real reason companies wouldn't want to do this is that they are afraid that people will stop buying their carbon-heavy products.
  • Pam Miller Pam Miller Feb. 16, 2012
    Labels on products is a great idea. Nutrient info & ingredient labeling on foods has changed the way people shop for food in the US. Carbon footprint labeling could have a significant effect on choices people make.

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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Elsa Maestra, Feb. 8, 2012

Infographics can really help clarify and explain complex issues like “the consequences of deforestation in the Americas.” Creating an infographic similar to this might be a great student activity.

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