A comment about what is currently presented here - this view plays into the corporate design for concentrating human population in captive urban settings through misinformation and economic manipulation of sustainable economies that are without the resilience to resist the temporary destabilization that has accompanied the expansion of the developed world:
3/7/12 Forests represented here as disappearing portions of the biosphere are in the mesic regions of the world the most sustainable components of the biosphere as long as the climate does not change beyond the temperature and hydric range that enabled the forest to develop there in the first place.
It is clear that there have been human excesses in forest value recovery and that these actions continue today, but the unfolding study of the Amazon and personal experience working with forests in the NE USA has convinced me that there are many more opportunities for interaction within and with forests than the discussion of deforestation would suggest here. Further the reality of the broad application of heavy handedness should be traced directly to the lack of a well thought out funding of infrastructure as the source of most liquidity rather than debt offerings with their consequent requirement for repayment with more money than was lent. So if you want to create a vibrant forest economy where people are part of the ecology you must make it possible for people to survive there. Unfortunately the corporate and bank directed design of society today is forcing people and their economic activity to conform to a scale that seems to be able to repay loans rather than one which limits impact. There is more to say but it is unlikely to be welcomed by those with the resources to act.