Pakistani Timber Mafia & Climate Change Caused Much of Summer’s Flooding

Tree Hugger: Back when 20% of Pakistan was underwater, I wrote about the influence of deforestation on the flooding--deforestation caused in no small part by illegal logging at the hands of the so-called timber mafia, a group with direct ties to the Taliban. Now, the New York Times has some follow up on that issue which is really worth reading. It asserts that terrorism remains Pakistan's number one problem, but environmental degradation is a close second. Check out this telling stat: When ......

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