By Kim Henderson
Despite some of the best conservation and environmental policy-making efforts, no less than 80,000 acres of tropical rainforest disappear every day. If motion isn't taken now, specialists estimate that the world's rainforests will regularly disappear inside 50 years. at the moment, the destruction of tropical forests is liable for 17 percentage of artificial carbon emissions—more than what comes from the entire world's vehicles, airplanes and ships mixed! Tropical rainforests desire our help—and that is the place 50 uncomplicated Steps to avoid wasting the World's Rainforests is available in. the way forward for the world's rainforests lies to a wide volume within the collective fingers of shoppers and the way they store, when you consider that call for is what fuels the forces riding deforestation—agriculture, logging, and source extraction. in the course of the 50-step trip, you are going to learn the way, as a client, you could unwittingly help rainforest destruction and extra importantly, accurately how one can make diversified offerings that aid save...
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The gold ring you may have on your finger or the gold chain that may be around your neck or the gold investments that may be in your financial portfolio is, in part, fueling rainforest destruction and human-rights abuses in tropical regions around the globe. Gold mining has the distinction of being one of the most destructive industries in the world. The production of just one gold wedding band generates 20 tons of mine waste, according to Earthworks, an organization that runs the “No Dirty Gold” campaign against irresponsible gold mining.
And even here in the United States, where biodiesel is not common for motorists, in industry, palm oil demand has increased dramatically. The advent of biodiesel fuel has taken its toll on the world’s rainforests. If you are in a decision-making position, opt for another green solution—all electric or electric hybrids do not fuel palm oil demand. Contact Agribusiness You can also contact the agribusiness giants—in America they are ADM, Bunge and Cargill—and express your concerns about rainforest destruction.
To Jamie, my bonus daughter, who aLways Lifted my spirits with each communication I received. Thank you to my brother PauL and his wife Robin and my sisters Ananda, LesLie and Lorna for beLieving in me. A speciaL thank you to my stepmother Mary Katharine for her genuine enthusiasm and support, and to my stepsibLings BiLLy, Vicki and Gretchen. And thank you to Mark Henderson, for giving me extra time when I needed it. Tell a Friend Index About the Author FOREWORD For centuries, explorers and treasure hunters have been drawn to the world’s rainforests in search of wealth and fame.
50 Simple Steps to Save the World's Rainforests. How to Save Our Rainforests with Everyday Acts by Kim Henderson