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is deforestation necessary for development

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Started: 10/18/2016 Category: Education
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is deforestation necessary for development, yes of course the deforestation increases then the economical system will be damaged and the forests will be cut down.also you know, the deforestation is the main reason for global warming . because the humans are cutting down the trees so the CO2 will increase and the ozone layer will be depleted.if plants are not there then the oxygen in the atmosphere will fall the humans cant live on i finally conclude that without deforstation devolepment will happen.


Deforestation is a two-sided gamble, as are your arguments. You claim deforestation would damage the "economical system", but wouldn't deforestation help? The influx of raw materials to be traded would damage the system? How so? If you could please expand upon that, that would be helpful.

And as a follow-up, I will be presenting several arguments of my own as to which deforestation is somewhat necessary for development.

1. It gives lots of people, who would otherwise be jobless, employment, which in turn increases their standard of life etc.

2. It supplies the economy with raw materials, such as pulp for paper, wood for chairs, desks, etc.

3. It gives room for grazing land and land for crops, which can give someone a job, which increases their standard of life (particularly in 3rd world countries)

4. Some forests are full of plants and trees which are not native to the area, which destroy animal habitats and other plant life, such as Ageratina Adenophora.

5. In relation to points 1,2 and 3, deforestation gives many communities the opportunity to make positive changes in their lives, like building a community.

6. Deforestation often occurs to make communications or transportation easier, which improves an areas accessibility, which in turn helps their economy etc.

7. It gives room for things such as offices, hospitals, schools or whatever to be built, which help a community a lot more than a bit of forest.

8. On a very small scale, such as practiced by the native people of the amazon, deforestation leaves the ground more fertile, so crops can be grown. (However this is only done on completely different patches, with years between when they deforest the same patch again.)

9. Often, it helps the transport of a valuable material, such as oil, which is clearly much more beneficial than a few thousand trees.
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