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Should Rainforests be Saved?

Read the following articles Welcome to the Rainforest and Tropical Rainforest--Reasons for their Destruction.  Your task is take the information gathered and decide if you think that the rainforests should be destroyed for economic and social gain or if they should be preserved.  Use proper grammar and spelling in your arguement.

Respond appropriately to a minimum of two other arguments as well.  You may also vote up and/or down other student's arguments.

Yes

Side Score: 37
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No

Side Score: 2
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Yes we should save the rainforests. They provide the whole world with oxygen. Certain plants that grow in the rainforest also help cure disses. The animals there also are important for this world. All animals have certain contributes to the world that only they can provide, so all the animals in the rainforest are important. The diverse plant life is especially needed, new species of plants that could be found in the rainforest, might of use for us humans. There was once a rumor about the cure for cancer being found in the rainforest, but the tree that had the cure for it had been cut down when the scientists who'd discovered it returned. That shows that we really do need to protect the rainforests and let them grow.

Side: yes
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I totally agree with you. Rainforest are very important and that it is inaction for life. It provides biodiversity and it contains many, many cure.

Side: yes
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I totally agree with you. By destroying the rainforest we are pretty much destroying life itself.

Side: yes
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Rainforest must be saved because rainforest provides most of our oxygen in the world. Just form the Amazon rainforest it provides 20% of our oxygen. If we don't save it, in the future it will be a desert waste land. Without enough oxygen people wouldn't live for long. So the dream about living until 80, well... forget it. Also with enough out oxygen our body wouldn't function properly. Do you ever remember the feeling after working out too much? Well... you are going to feel that way for 24/7.

Side: yes
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I agree. The amazon rainforest is amazing, and it needs to be saved along with other rainforests. It would be sad if the rainforest became a desert.

Side: yes
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YES!!! Beacause the trees, animals, and rare plants live their, and if we save them we can be halping the earth and the climate to beacuse the trees clean our air to make breathable... so yeah we need to save the rainforests

Side: yes
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Yes because the rainforests are the main source of medicine and oxygen in the world.

Side: yes
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They should be saved because with out them we wouldn't be able to have the medicine that we have today. Also we can find more wild and cool animals and plants that are still out there to be found.

Side: yes
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I agree that the rainforests should be saved, because while destroying them may give temporary economical power, they may never truly return. Countless millions of species down the drain, and we would go down after it.

Side: yes
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Yes ! I think that the rain forest should be saved .They are very important to use because the provide use with plant and oxygon. ALso think about all the animal homes that we wou;ld be destoying. Yes we should save our forest as much as possible

Side: yes
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I believe tat rainforest should be saved. They give the oxygen we need. They should not be destroyed. Rainforest are a big part of our ecosystem and we need to see that the plants are things hat we need to survive on, especiall beacuse they give us the OXYGEN we need.

Side: yes
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I believe the rain forest is to be saved for three reasons. Number one, the rain forest is the biggest source of oxygen for the entire planet and should be preserved for us all. Two, the soil, after the tree chopping, becomes useless after a while and becomes unfertile for farming. Three, pollution is spread from the new industries after they cut down our oxygen supply. So, in conclusion, I believe the rain forest should be saved from being torn down and ruined.

Side: yes
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yes i agree that the rain forest should be saved because without them where we get our medicine from the hospital

Side: yes
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We need to save the forests so that all those awesome monkeys can live all happy. Yeah, and the forests provide us a lots of oxygen.

Side: yes
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I think we should save the rain forest becaus the rain forest may have many plant that can be usedto cure many diseases.

Side: yes
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yes they should be! we tear them down way to much! were killing, Plants, animals, cures (medicine), and all sorts of other things. if we don't stop now, then our future will be pointless.

Side: yes
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They should be saved because rainforests are the home for plants and animals.It gives oxygen.If it's destroy then it cause environmental problem and harm us.

Side: yes
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Some people Log to get wood so that they can make lots of money. Some people mine to get essential materials for today’s advancing technology. But is it essential to destroy forests just to mine? After they have finished wrecking the perfectly beautiful, natural wonder, it will never be the same. With no tree’s to protect it, the ground dries up and the forest turns into a desert. Nothing will ever grow there again.

Side: yes
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I agree with you. Rainforest are very important and that it is essential for life. Also that without trees that this world would be desert waste land.

Side: yes
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I believe that all rainforests should be preserved for the reasons of oxygen and preservation of many species of plants and animals. Without these plants the world would be deprived from most of the oxygen that we all need and use.

Side: yes
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yes they should save the rain forest because of what people are doing to it there cutting down trees for there profits and leaving animals homeless and most will become extinct if we don't do something about it.also it is a natural rain forest and one of the earths many masterpieces.

Side: yes
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I think the rain forest need to be saved. They provide us with medicine. It wouldn't be fair to have all those animals die because their habitats have been destroyed. We have to preserve the wildlife in order to survive.

Side: yes
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I believe the rainforests should be saved because we get a lot of fruits from there and if we tare them down where would all the animals that live there go?

Side: yes
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I should think that they should not be torn down and that they help all the animals and all of us humans to.

Side: yes
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SAVE the rainforests! We need to save the rainforest because the rainforests are important to earth. The rainforest give us oxygen the humans need to survive. It is also filled with many animals and plants that could be important to save us. It has many medicines that have not been discovered yet. The rain forest supports so much life and if we don't save it alot of animals might die and might become extinct. We need to SAVE the rainforest.

Side: yes
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I agree, we need to save the rainforest. The rainforest does provide us humans with many things and they are all somewhat important.

Side: yes
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I believe that rainforests should be saved because we can damage ourselves if we damage the rainforests. Since every living thing is connected somehow, that means that we can be affected by that damage.

Side: yes
1 point

I agree and I also liked the way you worded your response. Everything is connected to each other in someway.

Side: yes
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I think that the Amazon Rain forest should be preserved . They have plenty of different animals that live there and call it their home . You can't just take someones home away from them , especially if thats the only home they know . No , matter how much money you can make from destroying them its just not right . Animals , have a say too . We should understand that that's someone's home and it belongs to them . We wouldn't want anyone to do that to us .

-Jasmine J

Side: yes
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I agree with you, but I think that all the rain forests that are left should be saved, not just the Amazon rainforest.

Side: yes
1 point

I believe the rain forest should be saved. First because the rainforest provides a lot of our oxygen. If you cut down all those trees a bunch of oxygen will be gone. Second if you kill the rain forest where are all those animals going to go and live? You are destroying their home. All those animals could die. By saving the rain forest we are saving nature. We are saving homes and oxygen.

Side: yes
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We should save rainforest because they are the lungs of the world! We need them to have a better lifee. Trees provide us with oxygen. If we chopp them down is like we are getting ride of life its self!

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, for wildlife but also for our own survival, rain forests consume more carbon than anything else, without them we will bake this planet like an oven!

Side: yes
1 point

Although I don't believe rainforests need to be saved, I don't believe they have to be cut completely down either. Some areas of rainforests should be preserved and kept safe in order to keep certain species alive, but it would be most helpful to cut down trees in order to help our economy. Many things are created from trees, so we need them in order to make our homes. The iron in the rainforests helps make our things too. Some places in the world have almost no plants or trees growing, so we can help by trading with them. After a certain place is cut down, we can try regrowing trees, and although it will take time, we'll have to try. We may like the rainforests, but that's because we never had to live in them. People want them cut down in order to make life easier. Rainforests aren't just pretty, they are harmful too. Diseases and dangerous animals are in the forests. People live in these forests and die every day, so if we cut them down, we could help create new healthy shelters for them. Roads can be built in order to make traveling easier, and it would be a much safer and healthier place to live in.

A thing we could do to keep trees alive is instead of building places wider, we can build them taller, and we can plant more trees in plains.

Side: No
yander(41) Disputed
2 points

I can see your point, and it seems reasonable. Still, I can't switch sides, because I believe that rainforest should be saved even after reading your response. Progress is moving to fast and we're destroying more then the rainforest, at the rate we're going I really think we're only heading for destruction and trouble. It's nice to have thing easy, but we really need to keep track of how fast we're destroying the thing we have limited access to. We need to think about the future, if we keep on destroying the rainforests, there will be a lot of things that will be lost forever, even if we regrow the forests. Nothing ever goes back to what it was, everything once destroyed can never return to what it was. We can try to fix it all we want, but it will never be the same.

Side: yes
1 point

If you cut down all those trees you are getting rid of oxygen. Why build homes where the forest used to be? We NEED the rain forest. We depend on it.

Side: No