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Dying Forest: One year to save the Amazon?

http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article1191880.ece

"So far about a fifth of the Amazonian rainforest has been razed completely. Another 22 per cent has been harmed by logging ... the total is growing perilously close to 50 per cent, which computer models predict as the "tipping point" that marks the death of the Amazon. ...

Brazilian politicians say that the country has so many other pressing problems that the destruction is unlikely to be brought under control, unless the world helps to pay for the survival of the forest on which it too depends. Calculations by Hylton Philipson, a British merchant banker and rainforest campaigner, reckon that it will take $60bn (£32bn) a year, less than a third of the cost of the Iraq war."
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