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May 29, 2009
Efforts to safeguard world’s forests fall short

Deforestation — the clearing of the world’s forests for fuel, agriculture and development — has contributed to greenhosue gases and global warming. A new study says that efforts to safeguard the world’s forests are falling short. A goal set by more than 190 countries to protect 10 percent of the forests by next year is not being met.

Michael Novacek, the provost of science at the American Museum of Natural History, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the study and international efforts to protect the forests most at risk.

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Another teeth grinding interview. We cannot save forests or biodiversity or water sheds unless we STOP POPULATION GROWTH! Why is nearly every environmentalist commentator accepts population growth as a given? Why doesn’t a sharp interviewer bring up the issue? Grrrrr

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