| "That pattern (of deforestation) continues today, accelerating as our culture metastasizes across the globe. Worldwide, forests fall.
As of 1997 Nigeria had lost 99 percent of its native forests. The same was true of Finland and India. China, Vietnam, Laos, Guatemala, Ivory Coast, Taiwan, Sweden, Bangladesh, The Central African Republic, The United States, Mexico, Argentina, Burma, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Cameroon, and Cambodia had all lost at least 90 percent. Australia, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Zaire, Malaysia, and Honduras had lost at least 80 percent. Russia, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Bhutan, and the Congo had lost at least 70 percent. Gabon, Papua New Guinea, Panama, Belize, Colombia, and Ecuador had lost at least 60 percent. Brazil and Bolivia had lost more than half. Chile, Peru, Canada, and Venezuela had lost almost half.
Since 1997, of course, things have gotten much, much worse."
~Derrick Jensen & George Draffan,
Strangely Like War: the Global Assault on Forests
|Martin Sheen, actor (Badlands, Apocalypse Now, Gandhi, The Dead Zone, The American President)
Signed 4x6 black & white postcard of Martin Sheen as President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet in The West Wing
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