Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sumatran deforestation driving climate change and species extinction, report warns

February 27 2008.

The destruction of Sumatra's natural forests is accelerating global climate change and pushing endangered species closer to extinction, a new report warned today.

A study from WWF claims that converting the forests and peat swamps of just one Sumatran province into plantations for pulpwood and palm oil is generating more annual greenhouse gas emissions than the Netherlands, and is endangering local elephant and tiger populations. More >>>
[And we are the consumers, we are the ones driving this deforrestation, these extinctions. Editor]