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Gustavo Petro

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Deforestation in Colombia: An Intricate Story of Conflict and Power

When we clear forests, we’re not only knocking out our best ally in capturing the staggering amount of GHGs we humans create (which we do primarily by burning fossil fuels at energy facilities, and of course, in cars, planes, and trains). We’re also creating emissions by cutting down trees: when trees are felled, they release into the atmosphere all the carbon they’ve been storing. What the deforesters do with the felled trees—either leaving them to rot on the forest floor or burning them—creates further emissions. All told, deforestation on its own causes about 10 percent of worldwide emissions.

Deforestation in Colombia: An Intricate Story of Conflict and Power | Earth.Org

Deforestation in Colombia is an intricate story of conflict, mismanagement, and illegal activities that are destroying the country’s forests.

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  • Tabitha Kimani

    15 w

    At this time and change, we should not be dealing with deforestation cases unless one lives in utopia.

    • We Don't Have Time

      15 w

      Dear zelda ninga Thank you for getting your climate warning to level 2! We have reached out to Gustavo Petro and asked for a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

      • Waigwa Monica

        15 w

        That is disturbing. The costs of deforestation are too high for us to bear.

        • Peter Kamau

          15 w

          Can Colombia just borrow a leaf from Swedish Environmental Protection Company who have reached an agreement with Sveaskog to protect 100,000 ha of mountain forests and not just watch as the forests are wiped down.

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