Stop Global Deforestation
- Andrew Mowrer
There has been a dramatic increase in lumber demands due to the rising human population. These demands have led lumber companies to cut down countless acres of forests. Loggers ignore the effects they are causing to the environment in order to keep up production.
In the long term, however, deforestation ravages the land. Erosion increases and habitats are destroyed when forests are not properly maintained. Animals are forced to move into populated areas and are a nuisance to the inhabitants. Trees naturally absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. However, when they are burned, the trees release the carbon inside of them. Cleaning our atmosphere will become more difficult if tree populations continue to decrease.
Habitat preservation, erosion and pollution are just a few causes of clear cutting.
Precautions must be made to preserve this renewable resource. In the next 24 hours, deforestation will release as much CO2 into the atmosphere as 8 million people flying from London to New York. Stopping the loggers is the fastest and cheapest solution to climate change.
Logging is essential for humans to survive. However, it needs to be done in moderation to maintain the environment.
We think that better regulations should be established to protect our environment. If our forests are not preserved, we will lose a valuable resource.
The Stop Global Deforestation petition to Clear-cutting companies such as Sierra Pacific was written by Andrew Mowrer and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.