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BRL
3rd Nov 2005, 19:51
Just got this add your name to the list and forward things, this one about the Brazilian Rain Forrest. Is this a load of poo or can it really change things......... (there are nearly 400 names on the list at present......)

The Brazilian congress is now voting on a project that will reduce the
Amazon
forest to 50% of its size. It will take 1 MINUTE to read this, but PLEASE
put
your names on the list and forward this on as instructed below.
First, some short facts:
- the Amazon rainforest is responsible for the generation of 20% of the
oxygen
that we on this earth breathe,
- 30% of the world's fresh water is contained within the Amazon basin
- 60% of the cancer fighting drugs used today, are derived from plants that
can
only be found within the Amazon rainforest.
- The area that is to be deforested is 4 times the size of Portugal and
would be
mainly used for agriculture and pastures for livestock. All the wood is to
be
sold to international markets in the form of wood chips. The truth is that
the
soil in the
- Amazon forest is useless without the forest itself. Its quality is very
acidic
and the region is prone to constant floods.
- At this time more than 160,000 square kilometres (deforested with the same
purpose) are abandoned and in the process of becoming deserts, meaning that
this
proposal is in the short-term interests of a few, in the long-term interests
of
none.
Please copy (cut & paste) the entire text into a new e-mail, put your
complete
name in the list below, and send to everyone you know.
(DON'T JUST FORWARD IT - AS IT WILL THEN END UP WITH ROWS AND ROWS of
emaild addresses's - which discourages people from sending on)
If you are the 400th person to sign please send a copy to:

The Nr Fairy
3rd Nov 2005, 19:58
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/brazil.htm

BRL
3rd Nov 2005, 20:14
Thanks mate :)

Chief Chook
12th Nov 2005, 20:43
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tubthumper
18th Nov 2005, 00:24
the Amazon rainforest is responsible for the generation of 20% of the oxygen

I remember being taught at school about the "Light and Dark" reactions that occur during photosynthesis. Trees metabolise CO2 during the day to produce O2, but during the hours of darkness, they metabolise O2 and produce CO2, just like the rest of us....

Astrodome
18th Nov 2005, 00:28
during the hours of darkness, they metabolise O2 and produce CO2, just like the rest of us A good reason not to work nights near a forest then ?