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[GreenYes] Deforestation/Brazil

> > > > > > > >Subject: Rainforest Trees petition
> > >VERY URGENT
> >The Brazilian congress is now voting on a project
that
>will reduce the
>Amazon forest to 50% of its size. It will take 1
>MINUTE to read this,
>but PLEASE put your names on the list and forward
this
>on. The area to
>be deforested is 4 times the size of Portugal and
>would be mainly used
>for agriculture and pastures for livestock. All the
>wood is to be sold
>to international markets in the form of wood chips,
by
>large
>multinational companies. The truth is that the soil
in
>the amazon
>forest
>is useless without the forest itself. Its quality is
>very acidic and
>the
>region is prone to constant floods. At this time more
>than 160,000
>square kilometers deforested with the same purpose
are
>abandoned and in
>the process of becoming deserts. Deforestation (and
>the subsequent
>processing of the woodchips) on this scale will also
>release huge
>amounts of carbon (which is currently locked up in
the
>wood) back into
>the atmosphere worsening the problem of climate
>change. We just cannot
>let this happen.Please copy the text into a 'new
>email' put your
>complete name in the list below, and send to everyone
>you know.
> >(DON'T JUST FORWARD IT THOUGH AS IT WILL THEN END
UP
>WITH ROWS AND
>ROWS OF >'s. (cut and paste) )
>If you are the 300th person to sign please send a
copy
>to:
>fsaviolo@openlink.com.br > >Thank you for your help
> >01 Kathryn Stevenson, California, USA
>02 Josh Robinson, California
>03 Brooke Schneider, California
04 Karye Bulloch, Santa Cruz, California
05 Melissa Holman, USA

Tim Krupnik
Plastics Education Coordinator
Berkeley Ecology Center
1231 Second St.
Berkeley Ca. 94710
510-527-5555
FAX 510-526-7995
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