Dry Chanterelles

Why Raping Forests Leads to Climate Change and Losses in Biodiversity

This is what chanterelles look like when the forest is dry and it hasn’t been raining for a while. In 2018, there were no chanterelles at all before August due to drought in Finland. Normally you can find chanterelles in June already. Last year’s mushroom crop was quite poor all in all. And when forests are being cut down, biodiversity suffers. No mushrooms grow in a cut down forest. Climate change and raping our local and global forests leads to huge losses in biodiversity and forest animals have less and less space to live.
 
We can also not start irrigating all forests of the world when and where there is lack of rain or fresh water (and, ground water). Too many unnecessary fresh water resources are already being wasted by irrigating cultivated land, including rice fields and vineyards.
 
Nor can we afford to experiment with activities such as importing whole icebergs due to lack of fresh water. Read more about importing icebergs by googling UAE and a lack of fresh water resources.
 
Life on planet Earth should not have to be an attempted imitation or reconstruction of the Frankenstein story.
 
#biodiversity #climatechange #foodsecurity #forestfood
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