Deforestation Climate Risk Bigger Than Carbon

Originally posted on GarryRogers Nature Conservation:


Peer-reviewed report says that clearing tropical rainforests distorts Earth’s wind and water systems and has impacts far beyond the implications for carbon dioxide. Farmers and food supply potentially at risk as global warming and skewed rainfall could wreak havoc with crops—from coffee to corn—in world’s breadbaskets

“A new study presents powerful evidence that clearing trees not only spews carbon into the atmosphere, but also triggers major shifts in rainfall and increased temperatures worldwide that are just as potent as those caused by current carbon pollution. Further, the study finds that future agricultural productivity across the globe is at risk from deforestation-induced warming and altered rainfall patterns.

“The report, “Effects of Tropical Deforestation on Climate Change and Agriculture,” published today in Nature Climate Change and released in collaboration with Climate Focus provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the climate impacts of tropical forest destruction on agriculture in the…

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250,000 Year-Old-Man Unearthed: Confirmed Vegan

Originally posted on Meaty Vegan:


[SHAWNEE, OK] Paleontologists at the Oklahoma Museum of Natural Sciences in Shawnee, Oklahoma, announced this week fascinating new findings into the diet and lifestyle of prehistoric man after discovery of a frozen 250,000 year-old human unearthed in Tura, Russia, an ancient village in the Siberian Plateau.

“As we melted away the ice to begin performing an autopsy on the body we were amazed at some of the accompanying findings,” said Dr. Warren Almond, Director of the Oklahoma Museum of Natural Sciences.

“There is no doubt from the data that early man was, in fact, vegan. From the surrounding evidence to the preserved food particles extracted from the specimen’s digestive tract. Paleo man was vegan.”

These findings are in alignment with many of the teachings of Dr. Milton Mills of Falls Church, Virginia. His research and area of expertise has long pointed at signs supporting an herbivorous caveman.

“From the teeth…

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“A Little Bit of Leather” Is Like “A Little Bit Pregnant”

Originally posted on Alexandra´s Animal Awareness Blog:

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

The only way to keep warm and dry is with leather and fur, right? True, when you live in the last century. But we do not live in the last century, we live in the year 2014, almost 2015, and there are many, many different ways to stay warm and dry without wrapping yourself in a piece of dead skin.

The more we learn about the way leather and fur is produced, the less we can say we did not know about the deaths of millions of animals.

“China’s dog-meat industry was exposed long ago, but did you know that dogs are also bludgeoned and killed so that their skins can be turned into leather gloves, belts, jacket collar trim, cat toys, and other items? You can’t tell the difference when you handle these items—they could have been made from any animal.

A new PETA Asia undercover investigation shows 

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China to recognise ‘animal welfare’ for the first time in milestone law change

Originally posted on Wolf Is My Soul:

From:  South China Morning Post

Dec. 18, 2014 by Mimi Lau in Guangzhou

A tiger cub being cared for at a wildlife park in Kunming, Yunnan province. Animal welfare will soon be written into China's wild animal protection law. Photo: Reuters

A tiger cub being cared for at a wildlife park in Kunming , Yunnan province . Animal welfare will soon be written into China’s wild animal protection law. Photo: Reuters

The law is to be toughened to give more protection to wild animals on the mainland, according to a news website report.

A wildlife protection law introduced in 1988 is to be amended so that China recognises the concept of “animal welfare” for the first time, an expert working on the panel revising the legislation told the Shanghai-based news website

Professor Chang Jiwen, an academic at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences‘ Institute of Law, was quoted as saying that the tougher laws would help protect many species around the country.

“Animal welfare within wildlife protection law is a major milestone in…

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