Deforestation

Deforestation

by Jeremy

Deforestation is one of the world’s biggest problems. Many people cut forests down for houses or for money, but the biggest reason people cut down forests is for agriculture. People may think that cutting down trees for houses may be helpful, but it just makes things worse. Forests do many things that keep us alive, like keeping the water clean, controlling how much rain falls, and controlling climate change. If we cut down the forests, the forests will not be able to do those things, and we will die. Deforestation also causes animals to lose their homes.

People all over the world are coming up with ideas to save the forests. Some ideas people thought of are reusing, recycling and not being wasteful. I also came up with an idea, which is to make smaller houses. If we make smaller houses, there will be more room for forests and we will be cutting down fewer trees to build the houses too! People in Cambodia and The Philippines are trying to replant the forests. Forests still take up about thirty percent of the Earth’s land area, so there is still hope. You can help, too! All you need to do is stop cutting down the forests. Together, we can save the world!

References

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/deforestation-overview/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzK2XITThZM
 
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Posted December 13, 2011 by sciencesavestheworld