The new forests, the scientists argue, could blunt the effects of rain forest destruction...Why? For sentimental reasons?
The idea has stirred outrage among environmentalists who believe that vigorous efforts to protect native rain forest should remain a top priority.
January 30, 2009
"For every acre of rain forest cut down each year, more than 50 acres of new forest are growing in the tropics" on once-cleared land.
Have we been scammed all these years?