Effects on world150 Acers lost ever minuet of every day
Brazilian law encourages farmers to clear more land because if one clears more then 120 Acers the get taxed less
75% of meat imports to Europe comes from brazil
World resources institute estimates that demand for rice wheat and corn will grow by 40% by 2020 and demand for wood will double by 2015
Many NGO’s (non government organizations) and environmental institutions believe that this code will make things worse. Legal reserve areas which is a native area that must be left untouched by private business will be reduced from 80% to 50% (legal reserves force farmers to leave pieces of the land alone.)
137 species of plants and animals are lost every day25% of medicine derived from rain forest ingredients 20% of worlds oxygen produced in the Amazons New studies show that loss of 4% of forests increases malaria cases by 50% in that area.
Already, changes have been made to help stop pollution like discounts for using reusable bags at the store of solar panels on the school. The same goes for deforestation, for example, there are already changes to laws that take away how much land a farmer can clear.
Social cause<br />Migrant workers- Poverty causes many workers to take logging jobs.<br />Worlds increasing population <br />Need for wood is going up- cheap labor is needed <br />
Economic Effect<br />Ecotourism <br />World bank estimates brazil loses 10 million in revenue a year. <br />
Political Effect<br />Changes to Brazil’s Forestry Code.<br />Legal Reserves reduction <br />Creations of national reservations.<br />Fines for environmental damage.<br />
Social effects<br />Climate change<br />Decreased biodiversity<br />Loss in medicine<br />Decreased oxygen<br />Malaria epidemics <br />
The all over effect<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8quxyQHfiT0&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1<br />
Solution 1- Change Brazil’s laws<br />Positives <br />- Reduce deforestation<br /> - Government could redistribute land to farmers not in the Amazon.<br />Negatives<br /> -Difficult to make other countries change laws.<br /> - Business owners will be unhappy with the change.<br />CHANGE<br />
Solution 2- Raise awareness <br />Positives<br /> - Inspires people to reach out and help the cause.<br /> - Brazilian meat and soy<br />Negatives<br /> - Long process<br /> - Takes effort and could be<br /> expensive. <br />
Best solution- Raise awareness<br />- Small meaning full changes over time.<br />-Power in numbers.<br />- Simple as planting a tree.<br />
My part <br />Getting the word out that you care<br />Online petitions <br />Volunteer opportunities <br />