Deforestation of Amazon Rainforest Accelerates Under Brazils
A new study shows that the Amazon Rainforest is starting to shrink again after a long period of slowing down. The shrinking comes as a direct result of illegal logging, increasing pressure from farmers and indigenous people who fear for their lives, and the sustainability of the Amazon Rainforest. This tragic loss of life cannot be ignored and must not go unpunished.
Deforestation in the Amazon involves the clearing and burning of millions of acres of trees. A deforestation is an act of theft. It deprives the Amazon Rainforest of the life-giving plants and grasses that sustain the life of all creatures on Earth, including people. These plants and grasses are considered sacred. They have been there for eons and will be there forever.
The Amazon is home to a diverse range of wildlife. Every ecosystem and the creatures within it are unique. We know very little about the lives of these animals, or what they eat and how they live. In the past, we have relied almost exclusively on scientific knowledge to monitor the health of the Amazon Rainforest. We know more about global warming than most scientists know about the life of animals, let alone people. Our only means of monitoring are satellites and forest infrared photos.
Now, we know more about the true state of the Amazon Rainforest. Evidence is being found of massive deforestation, along with the destruction of habitats for animals and people. The Amazon has become a very unstable place due to climate change. The instability is threatening the already diminished forests and the very existence of the Amazon Rainforest. If something is not done to halt this impending disaster, it will threaten all of our lives on earth, and that which is on it.
There is a way out. Deforestation of Biotics Bolsonaro can be stopped if we act now. There is no need to wait for another major environmental disaster before we act to protect the Amazon Rainforest; we must act now! The consequences of deforesting of Biotics are dire, and we can see them in the news. For instance:
* Global Warming – A recent study found that the Amazon’s forests were losing more than 90% of their volume. The world’s top scientists agree that this rate is fast accelerating. * Deforestation leads to air pollution; studies show that the amount of pollen from grasses and trees is decreasing dramatically. * It negatively impacts the Amazon’s ecosystem and could lead to irreversible alterations in its climate. * Brazil’s agricultural output is falling at an alarming rate and the main problem is that the land is left uncared for.
What can we do? The key is not only to save the Amazon Rainforest but to save all the life that depends on it. That’s why one of the solutions offered by Bolivia is to plant crops such as sorghum, which does not need replanting and will help conserve the remaining forests. Also, our agricultural production needs to cover a significant percentage of the land available to produce food. We can save the Rainforest and save ourselves from all these problems if we act now.
One of the solutions is a clear reduction of the use of plastic and paper. We all need to do this if we want to reduce our carbon footprint. Secondly, we must take the lead and actively promote organic farming so that most of our agricultural produce is certified as bio-degradable. The use of pesticides and fertilizers should be limited. We should be able to feed the entire population of Brazil with these new sustainable agricultural practices.
In addition to that, we should take responsibility for preserving the existing forest rights given to us by the local authorities in order to prevent the loss of more valuable ecosystems. In some states, such as Bolsonaro, the state administration has already developed a legally binding indigenous peoples’ land rights program. This legally binding program gives us rights to claim our lands if necessary, for example, if we are forced to relocate. In fact, Bolsonaro is a pioneering example of a transnational organization working in favor of the rights of tribal and ethnic minorities. Transnational organizations can also be at the forefront of protecting and building infrastructure that benefits the local people.
With a commitment to the sustainable development of the Brazilian Amazon and the promotion of local economic development, we can be sure that one day; the Amazonian Rainforest will once again be in full growth. This will mean not only security for the people who live there but also the full economic potential. It means a stable climate for those who live in the area; it means access to health and education; it means employment opportunities, not to mention a better standard of life for everyone. So, I hope you will please consider this.