Deforestation; It’s a topic we don’t think about in our day to day life. A lot of people believe that when we deforest the world, we are not doing a lot of damage. But we have lost over 20% of our rain forests alone. Costa Rica “experiences a rapid deforestation rate of 2.9% annually.” (Jones)
If 20% of our world population diminished, we would lose about 1,329,525,422 people. That would be like losing every human being in the United States, Europe and South America. This would be tragic. When you hear 20%, you don’t think that is a lot, but if you imagine the whole world losing three of the biggest pieces of land and all the people on it, it’s a lot. The forest should not be cut down because if we do, there will be pollution; the food chain will dwindle away; and our source of oxygen will definitely thin out.
On the other hand, I have heard that many think that deforestation isn’t all that bad. They say that we shouldn’t worry about deforestation when we should be worrying about global warming. Some say that we are going to be underwater long before we deforest the world. Global warming is going faster and faster every day.
But it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be worrying about something that is contributing to it. When I say that there will be more pollution in the air if we cut down the forest in the south, most people would say that I am wrong. But the truth is, there would be pollution in the long run. We started out with miles and miles of forest. But now we are thinning out the forests fast. In the book Whittling Dixie it says, “Highly automated “super mills” are devouring vast tracts of hard woods, as a kind of forestry slices through the Southland,”. (Luoma 1) Doing this will create pollution. When this forest is gone, there will be houses and roads built in their place. Then there will be cars and trucks creating pollution as they travel in and out of that area. If we stop now we can stop the chances of creating more pollution...