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Deforestation and Climate Disruption Are Degrading the Amazon, Endangering Our Survival

Published on Truthout, 7 August 2017.

As human beings, our survival depends upon respecting the complexity of the Earth’s ecosystems and protecting them, say the experts in Brazil tasked with protecting the Amazon rainforest from the effects of human-caused climate disruption. The Amazon is one of the most important and biodiverse ecosystems, and it is being deforested at an astonishing rate.

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“Biological Annihilation,” Trillion-Ton Icebergs, Warming Levels Unseen for 115,000 Years

Published on Truthout, 31 July 2017.

This month, we take an in-depth look at the impacts of climate disruption from the Earth’s center of biodiversity — the Amazon rainforest. Meanwhile, scientists report that one-third of all global vertebrates are gone, Antarctica is on track to lose a quarter of its ice coverage by 2100, and record-high temperatures continue to be set across the globe.

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It’s Raining in Antarctica While Trump Slashes Climate Science Funding

Published on Truthout, 3 July 2017.

Parts of Antarctica are turning green due to unprecedented moss growth on the ice continent where an area larger than Texas has experienced half a month of continuous surface melt. As President Trump and his administration continue their assault on climate science and scientists, atmospheric CO2 keeps rising to new record levels.

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