The Costs of Deforestaion

By Reese Nesler

Malaria

  • Malaria

    Quotes: Along the Iquitos–Nauta Road corridor entomologic risk factors of mosquito biting rate and larval count increase with more deforestation.

    Paraphrasing: The moquito biting rate goes up with more deforestation.

    Comment: I would think that if more forest was there there would be more bites but apparently not.

    Source: "Deforestation and Malaria in Mâncio Lima County, Brazil - Volume 16, Number 7-July 2010 - Emerging Infectious Disease Journal - CDC." Deforestation and Malaria in Mâncio Lima County, Brazil - Volume 16, Number 7-July 2010 - Emerging Infectious Disease Journal - CDC. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Apr. 2015.

  • Malaria

    Quotes: Malaria is the most prevalent vector-borne disease in the Amazon.

    Paraphrasing: Malaria is the easiest disease to prevent in the Amazon region.

    Comment: The bugs must be bad because ofthe humity by the rain forest.

    Source: "Deforestation and Malaria in Mâncio Lima County, Brazil - Volume 16, Number 7-July 2010 - Emerging Infectious Disease Journal - CDC." Deforestation and Malaria in Mâncio Lima County, Brazil - Volume 16, Number 7-July 2010 - Emerging Infectious Disease Journal - CDC. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Apr. 2015.

  • Malaria

    Quotes: The characteristics of these mosquitoes’ preferred habitat and studies of human and entomologic malaria risk suggest that deforestation and land clearing contribute to the dynamic malaria patterns along the frontier of settlement.

    Paraphrasing: Mosquitoes perfer clear land and deforsetation is clearing the land so it makes the people more vunerable to the mosquitoes.

    Comment: Whats the point of deforestation if people are being affected by it?

    Source: "Deforestation and Malaria in Mâncio Lima County, Brazil - Volume 16, Number 7-July 2010 - Emerging Infectious Disease Journal - CDC." Deforestation and Malaria in Mâncio Lima County, Brazil - Volume 16, Number 7-July 2010 - Emerging Infectious Disease Journal - CDC. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Apr. 2015.

Impacts of deforestation

  • Impacts on deforestation

    Quotes: Tropical forests provide ecosystem services to society globally, by storing huge quantities of carbon and regulating the climate, and locally, by providing clean water, flood control, food, fuel, and medicine for adjacent populations.

    Paraphrasing: Tropical forests supply much of the worlds needs.

    Comment: We are cutting down the world supply of resources, if we dont stop we will eventually run out.

    Source: "Evaluating the Impacts of Reduced Deforestation Programs on Carbon Storage and Human Welfare in Tropical Forests | Research Project Database | NCER | ORD | US EPA."Evaluating the Impacts of Reduced Deforestation Programs on Carbon Storage and Human Welfare in Tropical Forests | Research Project Database | NCER | ORD | US EPA. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2015.

  • Impacts of deforestation

    Quotes: Since 1950, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), half of the world's forests have disappeared. Latin America has lost 37 percent of its tropical forests; Central America, 66 percent; Southeast Asia, 38 percent; Central Africa, 52 percent. Nearly 20 million acres are destroyed annually.

    Paraphrasing: We have lost half of the tropical forests since 1950.

    Comment: From what I understand, we need to slow down on cutting down trees and wait for more to come.

    Source: "Deforestation: The Human Costs." Cultural Survival. N.p., 09 Feb. 2010. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.

Recycling

  • Recycle trees

    Quotes: By buying recycled or certified wood products, only supporting brands with zero deforestation policies, and getting others to do the same you send a message to companies to embrace zero deforestation policies.

    Paraphrasing: You can help deforestation if you buy from companies that have wood that is recylced or zero deforestation polices.

    Comment: You are basically boycotting the companies who do not rcecycle.

    Source: "Solutions to Deforestation." Greenpeace. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.

  • Recycle trees

    Quotes: Companies can also introduce paper procurement policies that set ambitious targets to maximize use of post consumer recycled wood, pulp, paper and fiber in their products and ensure that any virgin fiber used is certified by a rigorous third party certification system such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

    Paraphrasing: Big companies can cut down trees but they also have the power to recylce them too.

    Comment: Companies should put back what was originally there.

    Source: "Solutions to Deforestation." Greenpeace. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.

Preventing

  • Preventing

    Quotes: Try to walk or cycle to work or school instead of going in the car. If it is too far away to do this, then take public transport instead.

    Paraphrasing: Finda alternative ways to get somewhere to reduce the pollution you put in the air.

    Source: "Rainforest Concern." - Travelling. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.

Expert quote

  • Expert Quote

    Quotes: “I don’t like to look at the Amazon forest as something that could be gone in 30 or 40 years,” says Rita Mesquita, a senior researcher with Brazil’s National Institute for Research in the Amazon (INPA). “But that may be where we are headed if we don’t change course."

    Paraphrasing: The Amazon could be gone in 30 to 40 years if we dont start changing our ways.

    Source: "Brazil's Deforestation Rates Are on the Rise Again." Newsweek. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2015.