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Tropical Forest dead.... earth dies as well

Postby futulam » Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:15 pm

We have a discussion in class...talking about what happen if tropical forest are being destroy by logging company. If in 5 years from now, around 2010, that nearly half of the forest are being converted to agriculture or for homes, what can protect us from global warming. What happen if we run short of medicine and vaccine since forest are degrading everyday? What can we do??? :shock: Any Ideas?
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Postby mith » Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:49 pm

I don't think global warming is directly an effect of deforestation. The greenhouse effect is the main cause and it results from excessive CO2 and methane. CO2 fixation(by photosynthesis) is largely done in the oceans by plankton and methane comes from farming.
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Postby siya » Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:48 am

I agree deforestation has got a lot to contribute to global warming.forest go along way to maintain the natural balance of earth.besides this forest contribute a lot of water vapour to clouds by transpiration.so i guess we have to start conserving them.remember the movie-the day after tomorrow :?:
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Postby mith » Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:34 am

Water vapor contributes to global warming, and the day after tomorrow was one of the movies with the worst phycis

http://www.intuitor.com/moviephysics/dayAft.htm
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Postby February Beetle » Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:12 pm

Well, when we invent a way to consume plastic as a food product and gain nutrition from it then maybe global warming won't be so bad for our speicies. We'll have our gas powered jets so when the ice caps melt we can fly just over sealevel and maybe built some real skyscrappers. As for air... maybe we could have a machine that turns the air breathable.
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Postby victor » Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:22 pm

Now things get much more complex day by day...the concequency is if we want to comfort the humankind then global warning is unaffordable and if we don't want a global warning then, we have to get back to our stone age... :lol:
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Postby February Beetle » Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:51 pm

Stone age is fine with me! Not really, but global warming is very sad and in America everyone says the goverment can't make people use less energy because it's their right to drive Hummers everywhere and burn almost whatever they want. A lot of people get mad at the environmental protection agency because they make companies obey laws having to deal with cleaner air and water, etc...
I don't like Hummers! Sure, people have the right to drive them. People also have the right to raise their kids to be mean to people, take advantage or people, be rude and cruel. If they don't break the law then it's not illegal, but what is illegal? Where do we draw the line to what we can control?
Some people talk about the government making American car manufactures have a certain limit on how many miles per gallon of gasoline a car can have so there would be only fuel-efficient cars. I don't think this would happen because too many people don't want the government controlling them.
It's such a hard issue to deal with, should we let us kill Earth or should the government be able to control what people do to save the Earth but then where do we draw the line on that? (Has anyone seen Demolition Man with Sylvester Stallone? You get a fine if you curse in your own home!) Such a touchy issue.
My dad and uncle thing that global warming is not happening or totally natural and there is nothing wrong with polluting, even though they spend a lot of time outdoors! I was raise to spend a lot of time outdoors, that's why I feel so strongly about this! sorry for ranting.
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Postby Terry K. » Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:35 pm

I definitely believe that global warming has a correlation with deforestation, but the logging companies are now required, at least in PA that I know of, that they have to plant tree sapplings for every tree they cut down, now they probably don't plant all they should, but they do plant some, so at least the ozone will be somewhat preserved.
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