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Do you think financial incentives to save rainforests are a good idea?

  • Financial incentives are one way to save rainforests.

    Everyone knows that money talks and if that's what it takes to generate interest in saving our rainforests, the so be it. It is a shame though, that this is the only way to make people take interest in our rainforests. It should be more a matter of moral conscience, but that doesn't seem to have much impact. If incentives are continued however, diligence is needed to ensure that the money goes to the right place.

  • Yes, they are a good idea.

    Granting financial incentives to save our rain forests is a good idea. You cannot rebuild the rain forests - once they are gone there will be an ecological catastrophe. Our rain forests are too important to ignore - governments should offer financial incentives geared toward saving our rain forests to avert a real climate crisis.

  • Financial incentives definalty are a good idea to save rainforests.

    The main reason why rain-forests are being destroyed is due to financial and economic benefit.If there was little reason to invest in extracting resources from the rain-forest, than destruction of the rain-forest will be reduced.However, if there are financial incentives to save rain-forests, than it will be a much greater concern.

  • They might work.

    The truth is that money changes behavior. When someone is paid to do something, they agree to do it, or they do more of it than they already planned to do. There is a point where a farmer will change their behavior. That is if they are paid enough to do it.

  • No no no

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  • It would just cost a lot of money.

    I think we would be spending to much money on a cause that is already lost. And also sincelots of people do not think it is not a good idea. In my opinion we should not do it because it would be a finacial problem. And there are plenty more of rainforest

  • This is only a short-term solution.

    Although this might seem like a good idea as it could get fast responses, I do not think that this is a good solution to the environmental issues we are facing today. Unfortunately, we live in a world where people focus more on the short-term consequences of actions than on the long-term results they could have. This is the primary cause of global warming and the environment issues that are currently evident. People look at the materials and other "luxuries" they will get from cutting down trees and burning fossil fuels, ignoring the drastic consequences this has on the atmosphere (with the greenhouse gases effect) and the Earth as a whole. This is particularly seen with the rainforests that are decreasing in size day by day. Even though this is a dire issue that needs to be solved quickly, I do not think that using money as an incentive is an actual solution. It is just a very temporary fix. It is like putting a small bandage over a very deep cut that requires more serious medical attention. I think a better way of tackling this issue would be to focus more on making people realize how crucial this issue actually is. This could be by showing people what the possible future consequence are, or even simulating what the environment will be like as a result of our current, high energy consumption. Education is also crucial here. Many people still think that global warming is a myth. People need to be educated about the effects we have on our environments and also about their ecological footprints However, one could argue that these methods have been tried and that they might also not get us the immediate results we need. Although I do agree that some of these ideas have been tried, I still think that these are the kinds of solutions that can actually help fix this problem as they alter people’s perspectives and mentalities. Yes, money can get people to do things, but how will this fix the issue over the long-run. Will we have to keep using money as an incentive? Where will this money come from? Is money not made out of paper? Moreover, as mentioned in a comment on the article that this question is derived from, how will we know that this money is actually being used to encourage people to protect the rainforests (meaning what if it falls into the wrong hands)?

  • This is only a short-term solution.

    Although this might seem like a good idea as it could get fast responses, I do not think that this is a good solution to the environmental issues we are facing today. Unfortunately, we live in a world where people focus more on the short-term consequences of actions than on the long-term results they could have. This is the primary cause of global warming and the environment issues that are currently evident. People look at the materials and other "luxuries" they will get from cutting down trees and burning fossil fuels, ignoring the drastic consequences this has on the atmosphere (with the greenhouse gases effect) and the Earth as a whole. This is particularly seen with the rainforests that are decreasing in size day by day. Even though this is a dire issue that needs to be solved quickly, I do not think that using money as an incentive is an actual solution. It is just a very temporary fix. It is like putting a small bandage over a very deep cut that requires more serious medical attention. I think a better way of tackling this issue would be to focus more on making people realize how crucial this issue actually is. This could be by showing people what the possible future consequence are, or even simulating what the environment will be like as a result of our current, high energy consumption. Education is also crucial here. Many people still think that global warming is a myth. People need to be educated about the effects we have on our environments and also about their ecological footprints However, one could argue that these methods have been tried and that they might also not get us the immediate results we need. Although I do agree that some of these ideas have been tried, I still think that these are the kinds of solutions that can actually help fix this problem as they alter people’s perspectives and mentalities. Yes, money can get people to do things, but how will this fix the issue over the long-run. Will we have to keep using money as an incentive? Where will this money come from? Is money not made out of paper? Moreover, as mentioned in a comment on the article that this question is derived from, how will we know that this money is actually being used to encourage people to protect the rainforests (meaning what if it falls into the wrong hands)?

  • This is only a short-term solution.

    Although this might seem like a good idea as it could get fast responses, I do not think that this is a good solution to the environmental issues we are facing today. Unfortunately, we live in a world where people focus more on the short-term consequences of actions than on the long-term results they could have. This is the primary cause of global warming and the environment issues that are currently evident. People look at the materials and other "luxuries" they will get from cutting down trees and burning fossil fuels, ignoring the drastic consequences this has on the atmosphere (with the greenhouse gases effect) and the Earth as a whole. This is particularly seen with the rainforests that are decreasing in size day by day. Even though this is a dire issue that needs to be solved quickly, I do not think that using money as an incentive is an actual solution. It is just a very temporary fix. It is like putting a small bandage over a very deep cut that requires more serious medical attention. I think a better way of tackling this issue would be to focus more on making people realize how crucial this issue actually is. This could be by showing people what the possible future consequence are, or even simulating what the environment will be like as a result of our current, high energy consumption. Education is also crucial here. Many people still think that global warming is a myth. People need to be educated about the effects we have on our environments and also about their ecological footprints However, one could argue that these methods have been tried and that they might also not get us the immediate results we need. Although I do agree that some of these ideas have been tried, I still think that these are the kinds of solutions that can actually help fix this problem as they alter people’s perspectives and mentalities. Yes, money can get people to do things, but how will this fix the issue over the long-run. Will we have to keep using money as an incentive? Where will this money come from? Is money not made out of paper? Moreover, as mentioned in a comment on the article that this question is derived from, how will we know that this money is actually being used to encourage people to protect the rainforests (meaning what if it falls into the wrong hands)?

  • This is only a short-term solution.

    Although this might seem like a good idea as it could get fast responses, I do not think that this is a good solution to the environmental issues we are facing today. Unfortunately, we live in a world where people focus more on the short-term consequences of actions than on the long-term results they could have. This is the primary cause of global warming and the environment issues that are currently evident. People look at the materials and other "luxuries" they will get from cutting down trees and burning fossil fuels, ignoring the drastic consequences this has on the atmosphere (with the greenhouse gases effect) and the Earth as a whole. This is particularly seen with the rainforests that are decreasing in size day by day. Even though this is a dire issue that needs to be solved quickly, I do not think that using money as an incentive is an actual solution. It is just a very temporary fix. It is like putting a small bandage over a very deep cut that requires more serious medical attention. I think a better way of tackling this issue would be to focus more on making people realize how crucial this issue actually is. This could be by showing people what the possible future consequence are, or even simulating what the environment will be like as a result of our current, high energy consumption. Education is also crucial here. Many people still think that global warming is a myth. People need to be educated about the effects we have on our environments and also about their ecological footprints However, one could argue that these methods have been tried and that they might also not get us the immediate results we need. Although I do agree that some of these ideas have been tried, I still think that these are the kinds of solutions that can actually help fix this problem as they alter people’s persepctives and mentalities. Yes, money can get people to do things, but how will this fix the issue over the long-run. Will we have to keep using money as an incentive? Where will this money come from? Is money not made out of paper? Moreover, as mentioned in a comment on the article that this question is derived from, how will we know that this money is actually being used to encourage peope to protect the rainforests (meaning what if it falls into the wrong hands)?


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