By Anna Mazzaro "Is it important to save rainforests? For many years people from industrialized countries have exploited rain forests. In doing this, they introduced big changes and created a lot of problems for the various ecosystems that we call "the rain forest.
Here population nearly doubled in 10 years, and home prices tripled and urban planning circles hailed the boom as the new America at the far exurban fringe. But others saw it as the residential embodiment of the Edward Abbey line that "growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
Owners of 1 in 10 mortgages owe more than their houses are worth, and many just walk away. Without vested owners, vandalism runs rampant and the place becomes a slum. Through immigration and high birth rates, the United States is expected to add another million people by We've already added million people since ; we have a net gain of one person every 13 seconds.
This housing boom was spurred by the state's broken tax system where cities were hampered by by property tax limitations and increased revenue by the easiest route: Developers plowed up walnut groves and vineyards to pay for services demanded by new school parents and park users.
A lesson can be learned from cities like San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and San Diego, which have stable and recovering home markets, have fairly strict development codes, trying to hem in their excess sprawl. Developers said these cities would eventually price the middle class out, and start to empty, but this hasn't happened.
Instead, the free-for-all cities like Las Vegas, the Phoenix metro area, South Florida, this valley - are the most troubled, the suburban slums.
Population growth feeds these 'booms'. Build it and they will come, say the developers, confident that growth is always the answer. They have no idea about carrying capacity.
And most people still do not realize that economic hard times are related to carrying capacity.
With so many of us burning fossil fuels, gobbling up renewable resources, and generating toxic trash, our life support ecosystems are threatened.
In the central North Pacific Ocean gyre, swirling plastic fragments now outweigh plankton 46 to one. CO2 in the atmosphere is higher today than anytime in the pastyears.
Nearly one in four mammals is threatened with extinction, and worse - one in three amphibians and a quarter of all conifers.
In many parts of the world, including the High Plains of North America, human water use exceeds annual average water replenishment; by 1. Unsustainable farming practices cause the destruction and abandonment of almost 30 million acres of arable land each year.
The number of humans is still increasing by 1. Even though China is only growing by 0. Many argue that a decrease in human numbers would lead to a fiscal catastrophe, seeing that, in the last years, unprecedented economic growth has been accompanied by an equally unprecedented increase in world population.
During the s and s, up to half of world economic growth was likely due to population growth; Georgetown University environmental historian John McNeill explains: More hands, more work, more things produced. Slow population growth, and economic growth will likely slow as well unless advances in productivity and spending increase at rates high enough to make up the difference.Paul Kingsnorth is a writer and poet living in Cumbria, England.
He is the author of several books, including the poetry collection Kidland and his fictional debut The Wake, winner of the Gordon Burn Prize and the Bookseller Book of the Year Award. Kingsnorth is the cofounder and director of the Dark Mountain Project, a network of writers, artists, and thinkers.
Apr 19, · 'Wildlife' is a term that refers to animals that are not normally domesticated.
They are a living resource that will die and be replaced by others of their ph-vs.com: All Essay. the protection and preservation of. each rainforest and also We welcome your involvement and thoughtful perspectives and suggestions to make positive and harmonious changes for our planet.
We are a group of companies organized to purchase and or manage the preservation and protection of rainforests in areas of . Rainforests are part of the cultural fabric of our local communities, nations and the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.
They are a part of what defines us. There are almost million hectares of tropical rainforests across the Asia- Pacific and the region contains one of the world's three great rainforest basins. The Media's Misrepresentation of Environmental Issues - Today’s mainstream media has a deep influence on numerous aspects of economical and social life, it provides information and data almost on everything that happens on our planet.
Please tell your friends and family about the importance of rainforests: the benefits we get from rainforests, the beautiful animals and plants that live in rainforests, the special cultures of the indigenous peoples who live there, and the many species that can become extinct if we don't preserve rainforests.