Did you know that 2,500 acres of rainforest are being destroyed
every single hour? And if you think that’s bad in every 20 minutes
an area of rainforest the size of New York's Central Park is
destroyed. I think that people should STOP cutting down the
rainforest! One reason why is because animal’s homes will be
destroyed. A second reason why is because the trees in the
rainforest gives us all oxygen. And thirdly, some of the medicines
we have now come from the plants in the rainforest, and they will be
destroyed if you cut down the trees. Those are three good reasons
why you should stop cutting down the rainforest.
I think that people should stop cutting down rainforests because
they are destroying the rainforest, and animal’s homes. So those
animals might become an endangered species. If a rainforest has no
more trees people will build houses there, and that is not good,
because the animals that lived there will have no place to go. They
could die and maybe become extinct. In every tree you cut down
you’re killing at least one animal.
Another reason to save the rainforest is because trees give us
oxygen. Oxygen helps us breath. If we didn’t have as many trees as
we do now we could die because we wouldn’t have enough air. And
since in the rainforests there are lots of trees, we would have less
oxygen if we cut down the rainforest. So if you cut the rainforest
down you could end up dieing because you don’t have enough oxygen.
The last reason to save the rainforest is that many of our medicines
come from the plants in the rainforest. For example the medicine
Vinblastine is found in the Madagascar Periwinkle, and has increased
the survival rate of kids that have childhood leukemia by 80%. So if
you cut down the trees the plants will be crushed, and cannot be
reached. More people will die because we don’t have medicine. And
plants that could not have been seen could be a cure for deceases.
But if you don’t cut down the trees people that are ill could stay
alive because of the medicine in the rain forests. So what ever you
need from the rain forests is not worth people dieing for.
I know that you think that if we don’t cut down trees that we
wouldn’t have paper or wood, but you are wrong! You could do many
things with out cutting down trees. For example you could recycle
more, and that means we don’t have to cut so many trees down. And
for wood you could save even the smallest piece because you might
need it in the future. But if you threw it away then when you needed
it you wouldn’t have to buy more. So by saving wood you could save
the rainforest and your money.
Imagine the world without the rainforest all those animals that we
once had but won’t have anymore. Treatments for diseases like cancer
gone. Having houses and factories were the rainforest was. And think
if you cut all the trees down now and don’t plant more there
wouldn’t be trees animals left that live in the rainforest. So if
you cut it down now in the future we won’t have any paper to draw on
or wood to make houses. Also you could just do a little thing like
recycle and that will help a bunch!!