First the god news: de-forestation is down by two-thirds since 1980:
In the past decade, the yearly reduction in forest area was 0.12 percent – down from 0.19 percent in the 1990s and 0.35 percent in the 1980s. In other words, out of 100 hectares of forested area in 2010, 98.85 hectares still green the world today. Emphatically, we are not running out of forests.
This is from the latest UN report on the subject, found via a link from Chris Lynch.
Now the bad news: ancient forest is being clear cut for wind farms:
Lately we’ve been reporting on what many people are calling one of the greatest environmental felonies in Europe: the deforestation of the 1000-year old Reinhardswald, known as the “fairy tale forest”, in order to make way for largescale industrial wind parks to produce “green” energy. Proponents claim the wind parks will save our environment and climate. Clearing the forests has already commenced.
I guess that "sustainable electricity" comes from cutting down thousand year old forest. Good to know.
Unknown whether the report talks about how deforestation is up in Scandinavia because the forests are being cut down to make wood pellet fuel. What a weird "environmentalism" that burns the forest in order to save it.