KC3_2

Global

Copyright: Panos

  • Climate finance not working to save forests or their indigenous custodians

  • Investment in agriculture and development outstrips that for forest protection

  • Upholding indigenous people’s rights is the most effective way to healthy forest 

[LONDON] Climate finance, while efficient in sectors such as renewable energy, is not effective in protecting increasingly threatened forests or the rights of their inhabitants, a new report shows.

Read more: Climate finance failing on forest protection

Story

That’s not java jive: shifting weather patterns mean the industry faces major upheaval within a generation, even as demand explodes.

Read more: The coffee industry is getting roasted by climate change

Story

Along with taking lives and causing millions of dollars in property damage, the wildfires in California this week are scorching the land in another way: Millions of trees are being destroyed. The blazes have charred more than 770,000 acres in the state alone, as fires around the country seemingly grow more destructive by the year. 

Yet even that eye-opening number is a fraction of the devastation happening globally. The planet loses billions of trees every year due to a range of factors, including fire, illegal logging and clearance for agriculture.

"Trees are being lost at the rate of about a football field a second," said David Skole, professor of forestry at Michigan State University. "If you're watching the Michigan Wolverines play Michigan State and they go into overtime, every time the clock ticks down, a forest the size of that field disappears."  

A swath of burning forest is seen during "Operation Green Wave" conducted by agents of the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources to combat illegal logging in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, August 4, 2017. BRUNO KELLY / REUTERS

Read more: This company wants to regrow Earth's forests with drones

Story

KC3 Community Directory
Twitter_KC3_new
FB_SEARCA_KC3