World to lose forest area 27 times as big as AustriaVIENNA (AFP) – The world stands to lose 230 million hectares of forest by 2050 with drastic consequences for the climate, biodiversity and the global economy, the WWF wildlife campaign group said on Wednesday.
"Those responsible -- policy-makers and industry -- are sawing away at the branch we're all sitting on," WWF's head of forests, Philipp Goeltenboth, said in a statement, noting that the area projected to be lost is 27 times the size of Austria.
The current rate of deforestation is 35 football fields per minute worldwide, according to the organisation.
plus de forêts...
Radiation Readings in Fukushima Reactor Rise to Highest Since Crisis Began, Bloomberg, April 27, 2011 at 5:14 am EDT:
Radiation readings at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi station rose to the highest since an earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems, impeding efforts to contain the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.
Two robots sent into the reactor No. 1 building at the plant yesterday took readings as high as 1,120 millisierverts of radiation per hour, Junichi Matsumoto, a general manager at Tokyo Electric Power Co., said today. [...]
“Tepco must figure out the source of high radiation,” said Hironobu Unesaki, a nuclear engineering professor at Kyoto University. “If it’s from contaminated water leaking from inside the reactor, Tepco’s so-called water tomb may be jeopardized because flooding the containment vessel will result in more radiation in the building.” [...]
mais avec les radio nucléides qui volent ou se noient...on ne sera plus là pour le voir..ou avec 3 yeux et 8 doigts !
7 Mds c'était trop ! il fallait se retenir !!!
on nous pousse même pas gentiment vers la sortie....