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"But like many other cultures before and after them, they ended up deforesting and destroying their landscape in efforts to eke out a living in hard times," he added.
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. The flood control service of trees standing, they said, was three times as valuable as the timber from trees cut.
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.
Darby's 'vertical themes' and 'cross-sections'; diachronic and synchronic approaches are not followed slavishly in Deforesting but Williams' basic strategy is to identify what he calls 'driving forces and cultural climates' for each of the major epochs of 'world history' before calibrating the extent of deforestation (large) area by (large) area during each epoch.
Title: Deforesting the Earth; From Prehistory to Global Crisis Author: Michael Williams Published by: The University of Chicago Press, London ISBN: 0 226 89926 8 Price: GBP50.00 Reviewer: Matt Stewart
Desertification is the process of fertile land turning into barren desert due to climate change or human causes, like overplowing or deforesting land.
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.
This explains why today's leaders in sustainable forestry concepts generally reject the industrially preferred cycle of first deforesting and then reforesting large acreages.
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.