Amazon Fund was established to preserve millions of acres of the Amazon as quickly as possible.

The Amazon rainforest was reduced by 6.5 million acres in 2004 contributing to a total reduction over the last 20 years of over 50 million acres. Global warming is not just a factor of carbon emissions but also the reduction of the earth’s capacity to take emitted carbon out of the atmosphere. The Amazon is a massive carbon extractor from the atmosphere with each acre estimated to be able to extract 1,600 pounds of carbon annually. While there are many local financial incentives for the destruction of the rainforest, such as for cattle grazing or the growing of soybeans, there is little incentive for preservation of the rainforest. Amazon Fund has been established to provide incentives for the preservation through conservation sponsorships that any individual or organization can use to make a difference...

 
Deforestation Plays Critical Climate Change Role
Understanding the Amazon environment is essential to understanding how the biosphere interacts with the climate system. …
Heat waves and periods of unusually warm weather…
The world’s increasing ocean temperatures have spawned ever-stronger ocean waves over the past 40 years. This energy increases as the ocean’s temperature rises, so the energy content of the tsunamis, hurricanes and typhoons also rises...
Fears Over Climate as Arctic Ice Melts At Record Level...
Unchecked economic growth imperils Amazon: study..
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