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Light A Match For World Environment Day

by | 4th, June 2008

WORLD Environment Day is almost upon us and you can do your bit.

global-warming-predictor.jpgAs the wind-powered UN site says, it can be celebrated in many ways, including “street rallies, bicycles parades, green concerts, essay and poster competitions in schools, tree planting, recycling efforts, clean-up campaigns and much more.”

Anorak will be celebrating by lighting matches.

Researchers form the University of Exeter, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the Met Office Hadley Centre and the Brazilian National Institute for Space Studies conclude that “cleaner air is threatening the survival of the Amazon rainforest”.

Writing in the journal Nature, the team said they have identified a link between reducing sulphur dioxide emissions from burning coal and increasing sea surface temperatures in the tropical north Atlantic.

The increased temperatures have resulted in a heightened risk of drought in the Amazon, which could dramatically affect the global climate system.

Light up for life…

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