Lol. You are literally so full of it that it's coming out of your mouth. Are you seriously comparing the effects of large scale industrialization to the land clearing done by some Native Americans? You know what? Their fires might have wiped out any living thing from the land that they burned but the smoke from your fucking car (along with factories, industrialized agriculture etc.) is slowly and surely turning this planet into a barren fucking wasteland. Take some time to travel the world a bit. Maybe try opening your eyes?
I only mentioned North America on purpose. I made no comment, and will make no comment, on the rest of the world. I have no control whatsoever on the rest of the world, only my own country. In my own country, we have more forests now than at any other point that I know of. Also because there aren't "Native Americans" in India.
If I am wrong about that, please give me a source showing at what time period North America had more forests. Admittedly at some point millions of years ago it looked like a rainforest, last I knew, but I refer to "comparatively recent" times.
But if you spill waste in a river that goes through your land and continues to your neighbour's land, where he's got a reservoir, would you comment then? After all, all you did was spill in your part of the river and then water magically took the waste away while vegetation growing on your side of the river bed continued to flourish, your neighbour's kids are now developing new eyes and ears one their backs.
Where's your source showing we don't have more forests in recent times than at a prior time as asked above?
Dude, if you're bent on denying that if you cut down a tree, it stays cut, who am to argue with you. A German programmer once consented to being eaten by another human being so you know, whatever you believe in, whatever bubble you want to live inside of, hell knows, you've already made up your mind. I mean this guy died because he was obsessed with being eaten. So the chances that you are going to see things differently are probably 0, next to the German's dude volition.
These are in south America, not North America. These are not relevant to the source I requested. I have made no comment about rain-forests.
Take another look at this one: http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/style...mage/public/670091main_west.jpg?itok=QHZQA11k
Also, what you "request" cannot be delivered, not until future generations won't be able stay in the sun for more than 5 minutes. Like I said, no point in arguing.
If you do not have evidence to contradict my point about North America having more forests than it did prior to western colonization, then you have no argument. I have not, and will not, discuss any other matter because it is irrelevant to the original post I made. I have not, and will not, comment on my opinions regarding any other matter. North America is the topic, North America is my topic, and forestation by westerners and deforestation by slash and burn hunting / clearing were my arguments. About North America. And nothing else.
Amen, buddy. Like I said, it doesn't matter. I just sent you a satellite image taken by NASA highlighting in red forest cover loss in NORTH AMERICA between 2000 and 2005 ALONE. The first article is focused on South America yet the satellite images included North America. Wait for your proof, served exactly as you requested while global temperatures continue to rise every year. But hey, nothing's going on, everything is fine. Good luck with that. Cheers.
And compared to forest cover a hundred years ago? Six hundred years ago? Maybe you don't understand my point, but I can certainly say it is not what you think it is.
I see what you mean. People get a little bit twitchy about climate change deniers. Try not to take it personally if you get mistaken for one. You can't shake a stick without knocking one out of a tree. To your point though, current thinking is that even with the impressive replenishment of very young forests, North America still has about two thirds to three quarters of the forests it had when it was "discovered."