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Jesse Yoo An area of forest equal to 20 football or rugby fields is slain every sixty seconds in order to quench our thirst for wood (Jocelyn Rochen). To some, this may just seem like another unimportant fact, and they may think that we can always grow more but I believe this should be a cause for concern. Growing trees takes much valuable time and time is what we are in a shortage of. Environmental issues affect every single organism that exists on a regular basis. One issue that should have more attention and consideration be put into is deforestation. Trees and forests are being cut down at an alarming rate, and if actions are not taken, the result could be devastating in the future. One may ask, why are trees being cut at such an exponential rate? The answer is that increasing populations in cities and third world countries are increasing the need for wood. In third world countries, the poor farmers in Brazil, for example, are using the slash and burn method in order to survive (Jocelyn Rochen). The slash and burn method is when farmers cut down and burn trees in order to obtain the ash which is employed as a fertilizer, and the land is then used for cattle grazing or farming. I believe that governments all across the world should uphold stronger restrictions against rapid deforestation or should decrease the rate of deforestation; forests and trees provide medicines and possible cures for certain diseases, many unique and diverse animal species and habitats, and protection from erosion by keeping the soil in place, global climatic issues, and the green house effect but without this plant life, our economy would be devastated to a critical state without the benefits that nature provides for us.
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As more and more trees are being slain in the forests, the possibility of finding a cure for certain diseases are decreasing rapidly despite efforts of stem cell research. Who
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