50 Simple Steps to Save the World's Rainforests. How to Save by Kim Henderson

By Kim Henderson

Despite some of the best conservation and environmental policy-making efforts, at the least 80,000 acres of tropical rainforest disappear every day. If motion isn't taken now, specialists estimate that the world's rainforests will usually disappear inside 50 years. presently, the destruction of tropical forests is accountable for 17 percentage of artificial carbon emissions—more than what comes from all of the world's automobiles, airplanes and ships mixed! Tropical rainforests desire our help—and that is the place 50 basic Steps to avoid wasting the World's Rainforests is available in. the way forward for the world's rainforests lies to a wide quantity within the collective fingers of customers and the way they store, when you consider that call for is what fuels the forces using deforestation—agriculture, logging, and source extraction. during the 50-step trip, you are going to learn the way, as a shopper, you'll unwittingly aid rainforest destruction and extra importantly, accurately how one can make varied offerings that aid save...

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Thankfully, he liked the idea. Six months later, he asked me to lead the project. Now, nearly three years later, after much research and many interviews with experts, I’ve discovered that there are many choices I make every day that affect tropical rainforests. The bag I choose to use at the market, the coffee or tea I drink, the banana or chocolate I eat, the type of wood I have in my home, the clothing or jewelry I wear, the pencil or paper I use—all of these consumer choices and many more make an impact.

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. The allure of the rainforest’s secrets has pulled thousands into the jungle to try to break the code of its many marvels and unravel its mysteries.

The following morning, I sleepily lingered in bed, gazing out at a tall tree with several oropendolas making a ruckus. Blackish/brownish colored birds with a flash of yellow feathers on their undersides, the oropendolas were perched on several branches, and each one did a mock dive forward as it made a distinctive call. Watching this entertaining scene, I thought, why on earth are we destroying this most special place? It occurred to me that man’s destruction of tropical rainforests was truly an act of self-destruction.

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