Don't Worry Be Happy!!!

Desmatamento na Amazônia

Half the Amazon Rainforest to be Lost by 2030

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 by: David Gutierrez | Key concepts: rainforest, Amazon rainforest and deforestation

(NaturalNews) Due to the effects of global warming and deforestation, more than half of the Amazon rainforest may be destroyed or severely damaged by the year 2030, according to a report released by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

The report, "Amazon’s Vicious Cycles: Drought and Fire," concludes that 55 percent of the world’s largest rainforest stands to be severely damaged from agriculture, drought, fire, logging and livestock ranching in the next 22 years. Another 4 percent may be damaged by reduced rainfall caused by global warming. This is anticipated to destroy up to 80 percent of wildlife habitat in the region.

… (continues) …

Provide your email address to read the rest of this story now…

Enter your email address to get INSTANT access to the full article:

You’ll also receive full access to all 25,000+ articles on plus:

  • Over 20 free, downloadable reports
  • Exclusive interviews with top naturopathic practitioners
  • Free instant access to all the summaries of the industry’s top health books offered at

(If you’ve already registered, just enter your email address again to access the full article.)

Unsubscribe at any time. We NEVER send spam. Your e-mail privacy is 100% protected!

Praise for NaturalNews and Mike Adams:

"Mike Adams is the best health and natural products writer on the scene today."

– Ronnie Cummins, founder, Organic Consumers Association (

"I wish that more people had the level of intensity that Mr. Mike Adams has to get the knowledge in our hands and help us get healthy and stay healthy. I have recommended ALL my friends to sign up for this important newsletter."

– Dr. Jack Singh, founder, the Organic Food Bar Company

"I’m so impressed with the work that you’re doing and the information you’re disseminating, it’s just vital for people to get this sort of information."

– Michael T. Murray, author of The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods and The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine

"Mike Adams has one of the best websites on the Internet. His articles, podcasts and books will improve your life, and possibly save it. As a journalist he is relentless in his questioning, always asking insightful questions to expose the truth. Masterful!"

– Suzy Cohen, R.Ph., Author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist (

By 2100, the report adds, global warming may cause rainfall in the Amazon to drop by 20 percent and temperatures to increase by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). This combination will increase the occurrence of forest fires, further accelerating the pace of deforestation.

The Amazon contains more than half of the planet’s surviving rainforest and is a key stabilizer of global climate. The report notes that losing 60 percent of it would accelerate the pace of global warming, affecting rainfall as far away as India.

WWF warned that the "point of no return" for the Amazon rainforest, from which ecological recovery will be impossible, is only 15-25 years in the future, much sooner than has previously been supposed.

"The Amazon is on a knife-edge," said WWF-UK forests head Beatrix Richards, "due to the dual threats of deforestation and climate change."

She called for the countries discussing global climate change at an international conference in Bali to take the importance of forests into account.

"At the international negotiations currently underway in Bali, governments must agree a process which results in ambitious global emission reduction targets beyond the current phase of Kyoto," she said. "Crucially, this must include a strategy to reduce emissions from forests and help break the cycle of deforestation."


Related Articles

Amazon Herb Company review: John Easterling, rainforest herbs and more

Amazon Herb Company launches Liquizon capsules with alcohol-free, concentrated rainforest herb liquids

Product Review: Fiberzon combines cleansing fiber with medicinal rainforest herbs to offer potent digestive health formula

Demand for acai berries may help save the rainforests

Samambaia rainforest herb prevents skin cancer and sunburn, treats psoriasis and inflammation


Deixe um comentário

Faça o login usando um destes métodos para comentar:

Logotipo do

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Sair / Alterar )

Imagem do Twitter

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Twitter. Sair / Alterar )

Foto do Facebook

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Facebook. Sair / Alterar )

Foto do Google+

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Google+. Sair / Alterar )

Conectando a %s