Do You Care About Deforestation?


Deforestation is a controversial topic, mainly because on one hand it seems necessary for growth and it provides people with jobs. However, it creates irreversible damage to the environment and the animals that call it home. Is it a necessary evil? Do you worry about animals losing their habitats or is this just the way of the future? Let us know your thoughts LiveTribers.

Posted by on 26 Aug 2019

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    Ulysses

    Trees are our lungs, they breathe in carbon dioxide, ( what we breathe out), and they breathe out oxygen, what we breathe in. A perfect symbiotic relationship. We need to take care of them, BIG TIME.

    Posted by Ulysses on 10 Sep 2019

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    Daphne

    Deforestation might seem necessary for provision of space for housing and farms for food. What isn't taken into account is the effect on climate and rainfall as well as loss of habitat so many creatures are becoming extinct. The billions being spent on climate change is wasted because deforestation is the biggest problem causing loss of rainfall and degradation of soil

    Posted by Daphne on 02 Sep 2019

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    vegandelight

    Nothing will be done about it until people attack what drives deforestation, which is the raising of animals for 'food' & their associated feed crops, like soy, which is falsely blamed on vegans, etc. Until people wake up & boycott animal flesh production in such a stupid, inefficient, unregulated manner filled with needless violence & hatred for so-called 'financial gain', then nothing changes. When consumption slows down, the heavily subsidised animal flesh industry & all associated industries go bust, as we witnessed when Julia Gillard temporarily banned Live Exports. Animal agriculture is by far & away the most inefficient, wasteful, polluting, self-destructive means of feeding this planet's inhabitants.

    Posted by vegandelight on 30 Aug 2019

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    Ulysses

    I bet you are most likely in your 20's, and probably bought up in a city?

    Posted by Ulysses on 10 Sep 2019

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    Robyn

    If deforestation is allowed to continue we will deface the earth and deprive it of the necessary elements to keep the earth alive. Trees are not only the necessary habitat for animals but the animals play an important part in the eco system. Trees attract rain and the life that lives on the floor of forests is essential for the survival of trees and some medicines. Do not take away our vital resource!!

    Posted by Robyn on 30 Aug 2019

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    Mario

    We all should care about our forestry and the balance off nature I think

    Posted by Mario on 30 Aug 2019

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    Kingfearny

    It is definitely an evil, but necessary? No.. so many alternatives. Try building upward and downward instead of outward. We won’t be able to support a growing population if we are facing droughts, polluted air and capitalist greed

    Posted by Kingfearny on 29 Aug 2019

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    PETER

    every tree cut down needs to be replaced with replants so that an equilibrium is achieved within our diminishing forests.

    Posted by PETER on 29 Aug 2019

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    Kilrust

    Yes yes yes

    Posted by Kilrust on 13 Sep 2019

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    Kevin

    In a nutshell:yes.

    Posted by Kevin on 29 Aug 2019

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    Markaela

    We need animals to survive and distorting their homes for building our house is wrong

    Posted by Markaela on 29 Aug 2019

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    Chetan

    Cutting trees will create but animals have to cage them

    Posted by Chetan on 29 Aug 2019

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    terry

    rather than deforrestation we should rehabilitate vast tracks of land that has been cleared or logged.

    Posted by terry on 29 Aug 2019

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    marli

    The current rush to infill is horrible. Knock down one perfectly good home and remove all the trees and gardens around it and poke up two, three or even more 'shipping container' looking houses with no trees, no garden, no car parks and call it 'progress'. IT IS NOT PROGRESS.

    Posted by marli on 29 Aug 2019

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    Perry Garratt

    Yes, stop deforestation. Much of what we use trees now for could be made from other materials even artificial materials and recycling instead of dumping can enable us to make tree products go further. The result of deforestation is destruction of our beautiful forests and landscapes. Build towns in non-forested areas, re-patriate unused urban areas and use existing urban areas more efficiently. Regrow forests where land has been cleared where it is no longer being used.

    Posted by Perry Garratt on 28 Aug 2019

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    Tenzin

    Hi Deforestation is indispensable for economic growth, yet afforestation too. The best possible solution is to affix social accountability of afforestation to who ever destroys it. I come from Bhutan, a tiny Himalayan country sand witched between India and China but we have 72% of land covered with forest. We could maintain it because the constitution demands 60% for all times. Added, our development philosophy is Gross National Happiness- GNH is more important than GDP; any development shouldn’t harm nature if so should replace or repair it through many ways. Thanks

    Posted by Tenzin on 28 Aug 2019

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    Ulysses

    I am extremely impressed with your use of the English Language. It's probably better than mine, including use of punctuation marks. You would make a good English teacher. Your education system in Bhutan must be extremely good.

    Posted by Ulysses on 10 Sep 2019

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    Purple Survey Seeker

    I wonder if they would continue to do it if people stopped purchasing 'stuff' they dont need.

    Posted by Purple Survey Seeker on 28 Aug 2019

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    carolina

    Its disgusting and we should all re-think what we buy that supports people in industries that undertake the destruction. We are as much to blame and the people that do it.

    Posted by carolina on 28 Aug 2019

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    Spiderwoman

    It must stop! It is NOT necessary at all. Are we brain dead?

    Posted by Spiderwoman on 28 Aug 2019

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    Eyehemes

    Not happy

    Posted by Eyehemes on 28 Aug 2019

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    alcide

    I think everyone needs to be more responsible. I think the days of suburban sprawl are over and we have to adjust to density living. I do worry about animals and have seen it close hand to where I live on the Sunshine Coast.

    Posted by alcide on 28 Aug 2019

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    Kilrust

    I was reading that they are looking at Sydney having water restrictions soon. I don't understand why ppl don't have rainwater tanks, grey water usage. Make it law if you have a swimming pool it must have a cover. Don't have lawns that no-one ever used, mulch mulch and mulch some more. There are so many small things that can be done to help our country and the world but most Australians are too lazy, set in their ways or don't care ☹️

    Posted by Kilrust on 13 Sep 2019

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    IKBrunel

    One of the fastest and most effective ways to remove atmospheric carbon dioxide is to plant more trees. You can be a grower, a planter or both via Trees for Life or other easily Googled organisations. It doesn't pay well but is incredibly satisfying.

    Posted by IKBrunel on 28 Aug 2019

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    Lipsonstar

    i do worry about this. Clearing is the cheapest way to provide jobs... But not the best way for all on this earth. The only people who actually benifit directly are the developers. The age of providing jobs with these types of arguments or reasoning is over and outdated.

    Posted by Lipsonstar on 28 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    Yes I have cared about it forever, we are clearing way too much land to feed animals to feed people, at the cost of losing huge amounts of wilderness and wildlife. Koalas are heading for extinction in the wild yet we are still clearing land at a rate that is phenomenal. Developers only care about money and profits. The way of the future has to be stop having human babies!! Get rid of the baby bonus for a start and give it to people who decide to get sterilized. The only people who care about increasing population is the elite rich who make money, while the rest of us have to suffer the consequences of over population and over development. We need forests to create our oxygen, I have a fear we will not have enough and it will be unbearable to live in the heat that will be created by deforestation. Orangutans are also losing their home due to palm oil, please do not buy things with palm oil in them!! The Amazon is burning because people want to make more farms to grow more beef for burgers, this is horrific to see this in our lifetime. They are also attacking Papua New Guinea once an untouched wilderness but mining is ruining that too. We need to think more about our purchasing power and support a renewable, sustainable future, otherwise our kids and their kids will have no future.

    Posted by musicveg on 28 Aug 2019

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    coaster

    Yes of course. Why not just reforest the areas that have been denuded and make them sustainable areas where again employment would be required. The forests that are left will help maintain animal habitats. If it is the way of the future I fear for mankind and the animals. Millions of trees and plants need to be replaced. If every person on this earth plants one what difference that would make.

    Posted by coaster on 27 Aug 2019

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    Kilrust

    I read an article about a man in Ethiopia or a country close by who started planting trees in a barren land and ppl laughed at him but he turned it into a thriving Oasis which proves it can be done.

    Posted by Kilrust on 13 Sep 2019

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    musicveg

    You cannot replace thousand year old tree's and unique wilderness places that easily, will never be the same in our lifetime.

    Posted by musicveg on 28 Aug 2019

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    primadonna

    Yes, I am very concerned. It's extremely harmful on many levels.

    Posted by primadonna on 27 Aug 2019

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    koala

    I am very concerned about the loss of animal habitat and the loss of forests for the supply of oxygen. I do not believe that we should be ruining more land with mining and the clearing for further housing development. we have to stop somewhere.

    Posted by koala on 27 Aug 2019

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    bawleypoint

    yes definitely i care, Animals losing their habitats only will lead to extinction in the short term.

    Posted by bawleypoint on 27 Aug 2019

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    Katrina

    Yes it is a problem

    Posted by Katrina on 27 Aug 2019

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    Karel

    How many trees have anybody seen panted by all the greenies instead of permanent protesting? None? Surprising. Thanks to the Mother Nature, I'll be happily 6' underground when all people will turn to all loving green, vegan, renewable, .... or whatever. Please, don't misunderstand. I don't defend brutal exploitation, but strongly prefer work and common sense against gibberish, activism, politics, ....

    Posted by Karel on 27 Aug 2019

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    Anica

    I believe we can do so much healing with our planit if we were not so selfish and full of greed for money

    Posted by Anica on 27 Aug 2019

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    lynette

    Trees make the oxygen we and the animals breathe so yes I am concerned greatly. Another thing I am worried about is the terrible fires in the Amazon jungles, They must be stopped.

    Posted by lynette on 27 Aug 2019

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    Rebecca

    I believe in this day and age there are more ethical ways of using the environment in order to provide what we need. The problem with deforestation is that it has become too much of a habit and we are taking more than the environment can tolerate at a rate that is not sustainable. It should be reassessed because st this rate our ecosystem is not balanced which can have further detrimental effects of the wildlife residing there as well as our own wellbeing

    Posted by Rebecca on 27 Aug 2019

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    Colin

    Yes I do . I am sad that it happens

    Posted by Colin on 27 Aug 2019

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    UncleBluey

    Evolution has provided us with the intelligence to enable us to transform plants and animals by artificial selection into what we need to feed and properly nourish the seven billion people on our planet not so we can run amongst the trees or play with the Koalas. Now you might say 'we need the trees to absorb the carbon dioxide and produce oxygen' That is a common misconception because the majority of our oxygen is produced in the oceans by phytoplankton and since the earth is 78% ocean. As for the trees it takes one acre of trees to produce enough oxygen to sustain 1 person. Even when we cut down the trees unless they are burnt they will retain the carbon and the grasslands that are left will still absorb carbon dioxide and still produce oxygen so we need the land cleared so that people can plant crops and rear cattle to sustain themselves until in the future while we work out how to leave the planet without bombarding ourselves in cosmic rays. I know this will upset the greenies but it is not my job to placate them.

    Posted by UncleBluey on 27 Aug 2019

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    Roshashik

    Deforestation leads to the vast climate change which leads to ozone layer depletion as well the day to day activities of the humans.specially it affects the food chain from the very minor creatures to the human.

    Posted by Roshashik on 27 Aug 2019

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    Andrew

    Yes i am concerned about the animals

    Posted by Andrew on 26 Aug 2019

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    medusa 12

    Yes animals needs habitation

    Posted by medusa 12 on 26 Aug 2019

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    Deepika

    Yes, I do care about deforestation. If people the world over were less greedy and ate less fast food and meat, the need to cut down trees would decrease greatly. Deforestation leads to climate change

    Posted by Deepika on 26 Aug 2019

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    daddymooseman

    yes

    Posted by daddymooseman on 26 Aug 2019

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    Khallen

    Sorry that last comment was by! Dotty !

    Posted by Khallen on 26 Aug 2019

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    Khallen

    I don't approve of deforestation at far too many animals are dying or losing their home environment because of this practise ! we need to find more ways to cut back on this practise or we will lose all those animals that out children and grandchildren will never see or know about and its all for paper and wood chipping! the world is full of too much rubbish that is either caused by paper or plastic ! Even down to the amount of toilet paper that goes through the water system and ends up in the ocean ! We are killing our environment with the over use of a lot of these things that can be made for moderate use and less crap going into our Ocean's etc !

    Posted by Khallen on 26 Aug 2019

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    marianrose

    We must stop using products that contain palm oil, then the deforestation will stop

    Posted by marianrose on 26 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    Palm oil is part of the problem, but if you realize that Australia is too clearing way too much wilderness including koala habitat at a phenomenal rate for housing estates and the NSW and QLD government is allowing it because they are getting bribe payments from the development.

    Posted by musicveg on 28 Aug 2019

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    Emily

    Deep concern for Mother/Human and environmental nature, just saying without care for this land, Especially trees, what happens to our oxygen? NO TREES&NO CONCERN FOR OUR WORLDS ENVIRONMENT= TO NO LIFE... WE CANT BREATHE WITHOUT CLEAN AIR AND NON POLLUTED WATER ECT. what about the animals? Our foods? Harvests? Don't forget about employment, very soon no human will have a at because the world will be revolved around robots and electronical devices...

    Posted by Emily on 26 Aug 2019

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    Barry

    Am concerned deeply about deforestation. The current degradation in the Amazon is very concerning and urgent steps should be taken by world governments to stop this. You don't have to be a greenie to understand that protection of the Amazon forest is vital to the health of the world. World should should follow the US lead and take steps to protect the forest and its indigenous population.

    Posted by Barry on 26 Aug 2019

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    musicveg

    Since when is the US looking after their environment and indigenous population? Lately with the current President they are going backwards fast.

    Posted by musicveg on 28 Aug 2019

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    Julie

    Yes everything has the right to stay safe and secure

    Posted by Julie on 26 Aug 2019

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    Vicki

    A tree must be planted for at least two thirds of what is taken in deforestation has to be always for the wildlife and human life must act NOW!

    Posted by Vicki on 26 Aug 2019

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    Geoff

    The old timber getters selected the tree they wanted and left the bio-diversity intact.

    Posted by Geoff on 26 Aug 2019

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    vegandelight

    Yes, that's true as they were just after the best timber; today, they want land for raising animals for food.

    Posted by vegandelight on 30 Aug 2019

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    Khallen

    so very true !! Dotty

    Posted by Khallen on 26 Aug 2019

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