Stop deforestation!

Issues of deforestation

Deforestation in those regions wipes out critical habitat, disrupts ecosystems and leads to the potential extinction of many species, including irreplaceble species that could be used to make medicines, which might be essential for cures or effective treatments of the world's most devastating diseases.

Deforestation also contributes to global warming—tropical deforestation accounts for about 20 percent of all greenhouse gases

Effects of deforestation

Healthy forsts absorb greenhouse gasses and carbon emission that are caused by human civilization and contribute to global climate change. Without trees, more carbon and green house gasses enter the atmosphere whenever deforestation occurs evem more greenhouse gas goes into the atmosphere. Deforestaion is 15% of greenhouse gas emission.

Animals affected by deforestation

America affected by deforestation

United States deforestation has caused the destruction of virgin forests by 90 percent since 1600. At the rate of deforestation currently in the United States, only one-fourth of the forests standing today will be standing in 70 years.

Are we affected in League City?

Yes, large amounts of are that used to be filled with trees have been cut down to fill parking lots, to buil buildings etc. And killed off many native animals that used to live here.

How are people affected?

For those living directly in areas of the deforested trees, they undergo displacement and they have to adjust to living differently. This is mostly applicable to the indigenous people. Also, deforestation also has more wide scale effects in people in that it can contribute to global warming.

Who causes deforestation?

Large gready company's who dont think about nature, but only think of their companies. Companies who want more land for dumb things like buildings, parking lots etc..

Solutions that people have come up with

People chain themselves to trees to prevent companies from cutting down the trees. Some companies plant a new tree in place of the one they cut. Clear cutting of forests must be banned. This will curb total depletion of the forest cover. It is a practical solution and is very feasible.

"I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues"
-The Lorax, Dr. Seuss

Saving Sumatra

Solutions that we (as a group) have

We can post this flyer everywhere and hope that people will read it and want to help. We can plant more trees and encourage other people to also plant trees. We could try and find a replaemnet for paper like, working on the computer more.