The Pros And Cons Of Deforestation

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Thirteen million hectares of forest were lost each year between 2000 and 2010 for the economic gain of the few, at the expense of many(Lombardo). We buy everyday products disregarding the complex system it’s required to produce the products. The cycle of products starts with us, buying, consuming, and then throwing it away. Products like paper, come from trees and it’s imperative that we realize trees are a limited resource. Like most commodities, the root of the how it’s made comes from resources that are very scarce, and damages the environment and it’s biodiversity. The practice of deforestation results in carbon dioxide emission, causing permanent damages to biodiversity and to the forest, thus should be rectified by pressuring the companies involved, vote for political leaders to solve this crisis, and ultimately support …show more content…
However, these pros all have one thing in common, they 're all short term benefits. Countless nations are consuming more than 1,000 calories per day per capita, more than needed for the proper health. If food production increases, then short-term gains gains are the focus rather than long-term gains being met(Pros and Cons of Deforestation). In agriculture, the slash and burn technique is also used most commonly, providing weed free and rich soil for crops to grow. The land like in cattle ranching, overtime becomes poor and unable to grow crops. So farmers again, for countless times, move on to another patch of land(Rainforest Concern.). Like the solution provided for cattle ranching, this can be applied to agriculture. Rather than using slash and burn technique on a large scale, use it on small patches of land. This allows the forest to be used numerous times, and still allows the production of food. Deforestation may provide jobs, but this is only temporary until all trees are cut down(Pros and Cons of

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