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Discussion: Forest Wars

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Forests are some of the most important life systems on the planet, yet they continue to be destroyed for agriculture, urban development and energy production. As carbon sponges, they help combat global warming by neutralizing the impacts of pollution worldwide. At a local level, they provide valuable resources to indigenous communities, such as clean water and protection from flood and drought. But first-world demands for coffee, corn and oil keep the fate of the planet’s forests in constant flux.

Are trees worth more standing or cut down? Can we protect the forests and still support economic development to lift countries out of poverty? Join us for a conversation about the struggle between dollars and deforestation in the journey to create a more sustainable future.
Wednesday. December 4, 2013 5:30 pm
The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office
595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105
$20 for non commonwealth members
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