Deforestation Causing Extreme Summers Around the World
Despite all the scandals and hysteria, it appears that humans are indeed causing climate change. However, it is not because of lawnmowers, driving, or having the audacity to keep their houses at a comfortable temperature; nor does it have anything to do with human-produced Co2.
One significant danger to the Earth, long known to many legitimate environmentalists who did not get sidetracked by Al Gore and the Club of Rome, is deforestation.
Data released last week by NOAA shows that deforestation is having a significant effect on both the temperature or overall precipitation of the impacted regions. In some regions, deforestation doubled and even quadrupled the frequency of hot, dry summers.
The most extreme readings tended to be found in North America and Europe. NOAA used land surface and atmospheric models to determine the link between deforestation and extreme summers.
Here, the science is simple enough: in places where trees are being cut down en masse, there is less shade and less evaporative cooling. In some of these areas, deforestation can be attributed to hot, dry summers once every two or three years instead of once every decade.
In areas like the tropics, deforestation can actually cause cooling and some of those regions are reporting fewer extreme summers.
NOAA did not address in detail how deforestation can affect animal habitat or agriculture, but the findings are concerning even if they are not surprising.
Much like other environmental disasters waiting in the wings, paying carbon taxes to bankers or donating to Al Gore is not going to solve anything. Solutions like industrial hemp and increased recycling are a few that come to mind.
Deforestation is not a problem that has crept up on the world from behind and there is no excuse not to have an adequate solution to it.
While climate change fanatics blame humans and progress for environmental catastrophe, it is the lack of progress that is doing more harm to the planet than anything else.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria,and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 1,000 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.