Re: "300 football fields of rainforest per hour is cleared"
> From this wiki entry, I find that a football field is 7140 square meters which, with the magic of the metric system, means 7.14 square kilometers.
Um. No. The magic is in the word "square".
One square kilometer = 1000 meters * 1000 meters = one million square meters. So a football pitch is 0.00714 square kilometers, which makes your whole argument fall apart somewhat. But hey, what's three orders of magnitude between friends. Don't let that get in the way of a good rant though - carry on ...