Save Rain-forests, to Save Yourself

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Rain forests are often called the lungs of the planet for their role in absorbing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, and producing oxygen, upon which all animals depend for survival. Rain forests also stabilize climate, house incredible amounts of plants and wildlife, and produce nourishing rainfall all around the planet.

Every year an area of rain-forest the size of New Jersey is cut down and destroyed. The plants and animals that used to live in these forests either die or must find a new forest to call their home. Why are rain forests being destroyed?

Humans are the main cause of rain forest destruction. We are cutting down rain forests for many reasons, including:

wood for both timber and making fires;
agriculture for both small and large farms;
land for poor farmers who don’t have anywhere else to live;
grazing land for cattle;
pulp for making paper;
road construction; and
extraction of minerals and energy.

If we excessively cut down trees then sooner or later, we would lose a major part of the world, and a major part of ourselves. Sign this petition to give justice to the trees!