27 May '11, 5pm

Congressman Rohrabacher believes chopping down rainforests will solve global warming

Ending deforestation could boost Brazilian agriculture (06/26/2010) Ending Amazon deforestation could boost the fortunes of the Brazilian agricultural sector by $145-306 billion, estimates a new analysis issued by Avoided Deforestation Partners, a group pushing for U.S. climate legislation that includes a strong role for forest conservation. The analysis, which follows on the heels of a report that forecast large gains for U.S. farmers from progress in gradually stopping overseas deforestation by 2030, estimates that existing Brazilian farmers could see around $100 billion from higher commodity prices and improved access to markets. Meanwhile landholders in the Brazilian Amazon—including ranchers and farmers—could see $50-202 billion from carbon payments for forest protection. U.S. farms and forests report draws ire in Brazil; cutting down the Amazon does not mean lower fo...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0527-rohrabacher_is_an_idio...

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