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Brazil underestimates deforestation


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#1 COSMIC RHINO

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 08:08 AM

the trend in forest clearing is going up

 

the Brazilian government has its own satellite  system to estimate how much is cleared

 

researchers from Brown university  compared this with estimates from 2 other measuring system 

 

from 2008 to 2012  an area of almost 9,000 square km was cleared without being included in the govt estimates

 

the government system monitors primary Amazon forest but leaves out  separate forest plots under 6 1/4 ha in size , dry forests and secondary forests

 

 please see   https://news.mongaba...tes/?n3wsletter

 

in a  separate Mongabay report the ongoing murder of forest defenders is noted


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 05:59 PM

Not gud for enviroment..best rainforest area in the world.. should not be like that..

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 01:56 AM

in practice it is treated as a land  base for wealth accumulation timber,soy ,cattle,mining etc

 

they are very keen on having more access roads

 

the land and first people count for little


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 02:54 AM

going to the original journal article is very interesting

 

 

 

  • counting deforestation is part of the climate change response process
  • things have been calculated  to avoid detection
  • under the alternative system clearing remained at 10,000 square km per year for 2009 to 2013, about double the reported govt official rate
  • the highest rate of difference between counting methods came from regions wher soy,beef and palm oil are grown
  • it looks like the producers used consultants  to get around the monitoring, environmental law and forest classifications
  • the govt method is concerned with primary forest
  • results can be more accurate with an updated landsat satellite

 

soy,beef and oalm oil producers are politically influential


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