Category Archives: Deforestation

Brazilian Deforestation Affects the Entire Earth

Brazilian Deforestation Affects the Entire Earth

“It’s ours, not yours” sounds like the words of a petulant child. Yet, this was the retort of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, speaking to a European journalist in 2019. He was referring to the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, the largest in the world and a significant carbon sink. Even though 60 per cent of this mighty […]

Solutions to Stop Deforestation That Do Not Work

solutions to stop deforestation

This video outlines solutions to stop deforestation that do not actually work Many people think that planting more trees is the natural solution to deforestation and climate change. In fact, this view is surprisingly widespread. 90 per cent of American adults approve of planting a trillion trees to fight climate change. In 2019, even the […]

The Main Factors of Climate Change

The Main Factors of Climate Change

This video outlines the main factors of climate change, such as sources of power, deforestation and land use Climate change is caused by greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. These are gases that prevent heat from escaping into space. The ‘greenhouse effect’ has increased the global average temperature by about 1°C since pre-industrial times. Forests […]

Climate Change & Deforestation

Climate Change & Deforestation

Find out how deforestation and climate change are linked in this short video There is a close link between climate change and deforestation. Greenhouse gases, most notably carbon dioxide (CO2), are the most important driving force behind global warming. Forests remove about 30 per cent of man-made carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere. We must […]

The Negative Effects of Deforestation: The Cons and Impact in 2021

Negative effects of deforestation

When Joe Biden was running for President of the United States, he made a bold claim. He said that he would get the world to spend USD $20 billion to protect the Amazon rainforests in South America. Recognising the negative effects of deforestation in the Amazon, he pledged to impose “significant economic consequences” if Brazil […]

Solutions to Deforestation

Solutions to deforestation

Forests are far more important to our well-being than most people appreciate and maintaining them is one of the key solutions to deforestation. We need them to breathe even; to recycle carbon back into oxygen. We also need them to survive; around the world, 300 million people live in forests and one billion people depend […]

What Are the Consequences of Deforestation?

Consequences of deforestation

In 2019, something remarkable happened. The world raised its collective voice over forest fires and deforestation across the Amazon rainforest. Never had the world united in such a way in anguish at the destruction of the “lungs of the Earth”. Deforestation became a global issue because more people recognised the consequences of deforestation. What’s more […]

The Economic Effect of Deforestation

economic effect of deforestation

Environmental protection and economic growth do not always go hand in hand. When it comes to forests, immediate economic gains are often the priority. However, the negative economic effect of deforestation is also great and often ignored, especially in the long run. The economic drivers of deforestation Forests cover around 30% of the Earth’s land […]

Deforestation Environmental Issues

deforestation environmental issues

Where there used to be vibrant forest, images of orangutans in charred ground have become commonplace1. The lungs of the world are burning, but what are the actual environmental issues surrounding deforestation? Firstly, the emotive phrase ‘lungs of the world’ is technically incorrect2. In fact, tropical forests do not contribute significant oxygen to the atmosphere. […]