October 16, 2006

Burning forests to meet Kyoto targets

Biodiversivist writes:
People are deliberately setting Southeast Asia's rainforests and peatlands on fire to convert the land into something they can sell to countries striving to meet their Kyoto obligations -- palm oil. [...] This is much worse than just dumping carbon from a tailpipe because it also simultaneously destroys entire ecosystems. You get two disasters for the price of one.

2 comments:

  1. The people who plant the palm trees should also claim carbon sequestration credits for the trees planted!

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