A few of the women fiercely defending ecosystems the world over.
Greenpeace International head to dye beard green at Rio+20 for Earth Hour
Kumi Naidoo, the Executive Director of Greenpeace International, has pledged to dye his beard green at the RIO+20 conference later this year if 10,000 people commit to Earth Hour this year. The challenge is part of the Earth Hour I WILL IF YOU WILL campaign. Head to YouTube.com/EarthHour to accept Kumi’s IWIYW
Intact Forests: Natural ecosystems relatively undisturbed by human activity.
Fragmented Forests: Forests disturbed by roads, logging or other human activity.
From the New York Times:
The world’s 9.9 billion acres of forest absorb roughly a quarter of human emissions of carbon dioxide, and help limit the increase of the gas in the atmosphere. While many healthy forests are robustly absorbing carbon, others are threatened by a warming climate.
The infographic accompanies the article, ‘With Deaths of Forests, a Loss of Crucial Climate Protectors’.