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Well I think the rainforests are important

Posted by: Shaun ( Burger King, USA ) on February 18, 1999 at 11:09:58:

In Reply to: Who wants to see the destruction of a species simply to create more farmland? I don't. posted by Jeff on February 17, 1999 at 11:10:00:

: But the idea that leveling rainforests is going to have huge negative impacts upon the human species (like introducing new pathenogenic organisms, reducing atmospheric oxygen content, etc.) is ludicrous. That still doesn't make losing the rainforests any less tragic, but the tragedy lies in the loss of diversity, and will probably ultimately NOT impact the human race.

I may be wrong, but when I think back to my high school science classes, I think that it is plants and trees that produce the oxygen that we breathe, so if all of the rainforests and every tree were cut down, it would impact the human race. Fortunately, a large portion of forests around the world are protected by law forever, and more and more every day.

P.S. Even though we disagree on most stuff- Happy Birthday McSpotlight and sorry for not continuing this in the AE room like you asked. I promise I won't add any more messages to this thread.

McSpotlight: No problems, and thanks ;)

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