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GGL #2

Immediate global halt to deforestation.

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About GGL #2

Deforestation is one of the most infamous human-generated environmental disasters. But in case you need reminding: Deforestation means the chopping-down of thousands of trees - the clearing of natural, ancient forests.

Deforestation can cause soil erosion which results in the loss of moist fertile top soil. Hundreds of square miles of ancient forests are destroyed daily, and along with it rare plant species and animals.

All life on earth needs forests to be able to literally breath. They generate a proportion of the world's oxygen along with the ocean. In fact, although ocean plants generate more oxygen than trees - there is a direct relationship between forest depletion and ocean stability.

Natural forests hold numerous micro-environments. Rain forests, such as the Amazon in Brazil, are home to some of earth's most precious natural resources such as millions of unique plant species. Understanding the biological make-up of these plants could help cure many diseases. Natural forests also play host to the world's largest diversity of animal and insect life. Hundreds, if not thousands of these are becoming extinct yearly as more forest is destroyed.

Causes of deforestation include farming, logging, cattle ranching, soy bean plantation and palm oil plantation - (mostly illegal). The most notable areas of massive deforestation are Brazil, Indonesia and West Central Africa.

Ordinary food shoppers around the world are unwittingly causing the extinction of rain forest species such as the much-loved Orangutan.
One in ten of supermarket products contain palm oil; from foods like bread, crisps and chocolate to cosmetics, soaps, shampoos and toothpaste.
Most mass-produced palm oil is responsible for the accelerated destruction of precious rain forests in Malaysia and Indonesia. These ancient forests are home to the Orang-utan and around 5,000 are being driven from their habitats in Borneo and Sumatra each year as loggers clear them to make way for palm oil plantations. Urangutans and other animals wander dazed and confused across the tree flattened areas, while plantation workers attack the frightened apes with machetes or even burn them alive.
Hundreds of orphaned babies are also left alone to die, and at the current rate of destruction, it's expected that orangutans could be extinct in ten years.

Humans continue to over-harvest the planets flora, cutting down more trees faster than new ones can grow. Trees are being felled ten times faster than they are being replaced by new growth.

Areas the size of European countries are being destroyed by Brazil each year. At the current rate of deforestation, this planet will be void of any bio-diversive, self sustainable natural forests and natural habitats in less than 20 years.
Destroying the natural cross-dependency between flora and fauna on such a scale means this man-made catastrophe is now beginning to effect all life on earth ... with irreversible consequences.

What you are voting for...

The GGL proposes that all deforestation be stopped immediately... Don't even think twice ... just vote!

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