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remove the trees from

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After suffering record losses from several weeks of nonstop flooding in the Yangzi River basin, Beijing noted that when forest policy was viewed not through the eyes of the logger but through those of society, it was uneconomic to continue deforesting.
Protecting the earth's forests means halting population growth as soon as possible, and, for the earth's affluent residents who are responsible for the growing demand for beef and soybeans that is deforesting the Amazon basin, it means moving down the food chain.
they also tend to become more extensive in their use of land, and to use land more destructively, deforesting larger areas in tropical lowlands and doing less to maintain soil fertility generally.
Aside from archaeologists, this project has also captured the interest of atmospheric scientists, because it offers them the almost unprecedented opportunity to analyze the atmosphere as it was 4,600 years ago--a time long before humans began to significantly alter the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels and deforesting lands.