Amazon Rainforestation

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An area of Brazil's rain forest larger than 200 football fields will be destroyed. During the past 40 years, close to 20 percent of the Amazon Rainforest has been cut down—more than in all the previous 450 years since European colonization began. The percentage could well be far higher; the figure fails to account for selective logging, which causes significant damage but, is less easily observable than clear-cuts. Scientists fear that an additional 20 percent of the trees will be lost over the next two decades. If that happens, the forest's ecology will begin to unravel. In fact, the Amazon produces half its own rainfall through the moisture it releases into the atmosphere. Eliminate enough of that rain through clearing, and the remaining…show more content…
When desiccation is worsened by global warming, severe droughts raise the specter of wildfires that could destroy the forest. Such a drought afflicted the Amazon in 2005, reducing river levels as much as 40 feet stranding hundreds of communities. Meanwhile, because trees are crazily burned to create open land in the frontier states of Pará, Mato Grosso, Acre, and Rondônia, Brazil has become one of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases. The danger signs are unbearable. What people can do to solve the problem is planting trees as the workers are cutting them down. It will work because in another 4 to 6 years the trees will be in their teenage form. And in another 4 to 6 years, it will transform into its adult…show more content…
Once the trees are extracted and the loggers have moved on, the roads serve as conduits for an explosive mix of squatters, speculators, ranchers, farmers, and invariably, hired gunmen. The land sharks follow the roads deep into the previously impenetrable forest, then destroy tracts to make it look as if they own them. Land thievery is committed through corruption, strong-arm tactics, and fraud like titles and is so widespread that Brazilians have a name for it: grilagem, from the Portuguese word Grilo, or cricket. Grileiros, the practitioners, have been known to age phony land titles in a drawer full of hungry crickets. When Brazil's agrarian reform agency, Instituto Nacional de Colonização e Reforma Agrária, reviewed Amazonian land ownership records over the past three years, it voided more than 62,000 claims that appeared to be fraud like.

The only thing wrong that could go with planting trees as the tare down others, is the trees not being able to live in the climate therefore not being able to grow the right way. The trees could also be eaten off of while the trees are trying to grow. But, people could stop the trees from being eaten or not being able to survive in the climate by taking a part of the tree and planting it. People can stop the trees from being eaten by clearing all of the animals out of that area until the trees are ready to be there on their
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