Deforestation usually happens because large corporations need the trees to mass produce something. Deforestation takes away homes of many species. There are many that eventually extinct since they are not able to survive. I watched a video in AP Bio and not only do wild animals live there, but people still do as well. Examples of people still living in this kind of environment are in Brazil and New Guinea. These people could be largely affected by deforestation.The video was called Jungles: People of the Trees
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Deforestation is ripping apart the soil of south America which not only destroys wildlife habitat but ensures nothing else can grow there. I feel like a lot of people join the protest against deforestation to jump on the bandwagon without examining the issue, but it really is an important issue.
The fight to save the Amazon just enlisted a global sports superstar, Ricardo Kaká. The current Real Madrid striker and Brazilian national starter has joined Greenpeace to support zero deforestation of the Amazon.
While soccer still has a way to go in the USA, there isn’t a kid in the world (outside the USA) who doesn’t know who Kaká is. Let’s hope Kaká’s star power makes our future generations understand that Amazon deforestation must not be tolerated.
The Catholic Church and Climate Change:
On January 1, 1990, Pope John Paul II delivered his World Day of Peace message to Catholics around the world, and for that year’s address he lamented a “widespread destruction of the environment.” World peace, he warned, was threatened not only by arms, conflict, and injustice, but by “a lack of due respect for nature.”
John Paul II’s message on that day pointed to a worldwide ecological crisis, and while it did not mention climate change by name his references were clear. “Industrial waste, the burning of fossil fuels, unrestricted deforestation, the use of certain types of herbicides, coolants and propellants: all of these are known to harm the atmosphere and environment,” he said. “The resulting meteorological and atmospheric changes range from damage to health to the possible future submersion of low-lying lands.”
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Why are trees are turning blue in Seattle and Vancouver?
It’s a socially-driven art project started by Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos who uses a water-based pigment to turn the trees “ultramarine blue.”
The goal: To inspire awareness about global deforestation. Take a look at what the project looked like in Vancouver.
This is still local news. But look for this social art project to gain momentum at a national level. It’s beautiful and deserves our attention!!!
More than 80% of the Earth`s forests have been destroyed -by the man. However,at least, we are beginning to understand that the key role which forests play in keeping us alive. To protecting our forests is important for many of reasons. Deforestation increases in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Unfortunately, carbon dioxide is one of the greenhouse gases that absorb the heat from the sun. So on, more carbon dioxide means that more than heat is absorbed and reflected on the Earth`s surface, leading to global warming. At least we are now realising how many important it is to protect and save our forests. I just hope it`s not too late.
I use The Rainforest Site as my browser’s “home page,” so I can remember to click every day to preserve a few square meters of rainforest habitat.
It costs me nothing but it adds up- last year clicks from people like me protected a total of almost 42 square kilometers of rainforest.
Somewhere in the tropics, there is a beetle or bird that still has a tree as a result…