“To hold global temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels deforestation must be cut to half by 2020…” — so we are told by the the U.S.-based Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests (reported here).
If we believe some credible sources of information (and apply the half-and-half logic), a ‘4 degree rise’ in globally averaged gridded temperatures will create hell on earth, which can only mean that a ‘2 degree rise’ will create half that hell.
Why are we cutting down tropical forests at all then?
In order to wind back on the lethal fallout of one social scare – mad cow disease, we are now having to rely on another scare – catastrophic anthropogenic global warming, to take its firm grip on our societies.
So the fake concerns for mad cow disease led to the real problem of Amazon deforestation which causes fake concerns over catastrophic global warming and is now leading us toward the real ‘solutions’ of REDD and carbon trading.