60% of deforested Amazon used for cattle: study

September 4, 2011
Trees of the Amazon rain forest burn. More than 60 percent of deforested areas of the Brazilian Amazon forest are used for grazing cattle, while only five percent is used for agriculture, a new government study said.

More than 60 percent of deforested areas of the Brazilian Amazon forest are used for grazing cattle, while only five percent is used for agriculture, a new government study said.

From research of , Brazilian officials found of the 719,000 square kilometers (277,000 square miles) cleared up to 2008, a whopping 62 percent was left as just grass, and that the use amounted to on average one cow per hectare, roughly the size of a football field.

"Having less than one head of cattle per hectare is unacceptable," said Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira in comments quoted by the Brazilian press Saturday.

"It's a waste, because the forest is being replaced by something that does not generate income or growth," she lamented.

While five percent of the land goes to agriculture, some 21 percent is effectively abanonded and left to its own regeneration.

Brazil, which has jurisdiction over most of the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, has committed to drastically reduce deforestation by 80 percent by 2020, though preliminary data indicates that in the last 12 months the process has in fact increased by some 15 percent, according to government figures.

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NotParker
1.5 / 5 (8) Sep 04, 2011
Yummy. Steak.

"some 21 percent is effectively abanonded and left to its own regeneration"

They mean it is returning to rainforest. Isn't that good?
omatumr
1 / 5 (7) Sep 04, 2011
Yummy. Steak.

"some 21 percent is effectively abanonded and left to its own regeneration"

They mean it is returning to rainforest. Isn't that good?


No! You are not suppose to read between the lines of official government propaganda.

Ask Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira, Al Gore, or glorious leaders of the UN's IPCC.

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
Former NASA Principal
Investigator for Apollo
omatumr
1 / 5 (7) Sep 05, 2011
Great news for science; Sad news for AGW scamers!

NASA recorded and promised to release videos of changes in the Sun from its quietest period in years to the activity marking the beginning of solar cycle 24 !

www.irishweathero...26.html/

The videos will be the demise of the AGW and SSM scams, as well as world leaders, and leaders of the scientific community that ignored hard empirical facts since 1971:

http://dl.dropbox...oots.pdf

Earths unstable heat source, a pulsar, causes continuous climate change and continuous evolution of life on Earth [Journal of Modern Physics (2011) volume 2, 587-594] :

http://dl.dropbox...5079.pdf

What a sad, sad day for world leaders and government scientists who agreed to manipulate experimental data for research grants!
Peteri
3.7 / 5 (6) Sep 05, 2011
@omatumur: It is a pity that you have missed the really important message regarding this deforestation - the fact that, on average, every hectare of some of the world's most species diverse rain-forest is being eradicated simply to provide grazing for a single head of cattle.
NotParker
2.1 / 5 (7) Sep 05, 2011
@omatumur: It is a pity that you have missed the really important message regarding this deforestation - the fact that, on average, every hectare of some of the world's most species diverse rain-forest is being eradicated simply to provide grazing for a single head of cattle.


Whats really sad is that green policies are encouraging deforestation to grow crops destined for biofuels.

http://www.physor...sue.html
omatumr
1 / 5 (6) Sep 05, 2011
@omatumur: It is a pity that you have missed the really important message regarding this deforestation - the fact that, on average, every hectare of some of the world's most species diverse rain-forest is being eradicated simply to provide grazing for a single head of cattle.


What is really sad is that green policies are encouraging deforestation to grow crops destined for biofuels.

http://www.physor...sue.html


You are right.

It is also sad that secret decisions were made in 1971 to adopt the Bilderberg model of the Sun as a steady H-fusion reactor and global climate change as the "common enemy" to

a.) Unite Nations,
b.) Reduce Nationalism and Raceism, and
c.) Avoid the Threat of Mutual Nuclear Destruction

http://dl.dropbox...oots.pdf

The above NASA videos on the Sun may end the AGW scam, the SSM fable, and the careers of many world leaders.

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