HUM111 Editorial Blog Entry
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Date Created: 11/16/15
Ancient Forests Protector or Profit How would it feel spending each and every day fighting for a breath of fresh air What about living in a world where the climate is unstable Thousands of different species could become extinct along with even more types of plant life If ancient forests continue to be destroyed these scenarios could become reality in the future Ancient forests provide homes to approximately twothirds of animal and plant life that can be found on land They are also depended on by millions on people for survival and contain some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world I consider this a moral issue because it affects life on a number of different levels In addition to destroying the forests that helps some people survive deforestation companies also destroy the homes and lives of millions of animals It includes destroying the homes of animals as well as actually killing the animals directly and indirectly This destruction is steadily increasing the number of extinct species while also making it more difficult to save those and other endangered species There is also the issue of the climate deteriorating which can cause unusual weather patterns severe weather and even global warming That definitely threatens the lives of humans along with all other life on the planet In most places around the world it is illegal to kill for a profit much less kill so why is it different for deforestation companies to do it One issue that I personally have had to think about is that the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation HSBC was involved in funding the forestdestroyer Sinar Mas At first it didn t seem like a problem until I realized that one of my credit cards was with Household Bank and provided by HSBC l was helping to fund the destruction of forests all over the world every time I paid my credit card bill Even though it was a small amount after adding it up from every other card holder with them that amount can grow to a noticeable amount Fortunately according to a blog posted by rolf HSBC has dropped Sinar Mas from its investment management funds Rolf 2010 This is important in a few ways Now not only is less funding available to support the destruction of forests but those people with cards from HSBC aren t funding it either It s also beginning to gain momentum with other companies following the same actions and dropping investments that fund forest destruction The main basis for judgment I have is the destruction Just because there is a profit to be made doesn t give companies like Sinar Mas the right to go in and destroy everything in sight to gain that profit Countless lives are affected by the destruction everyday in more ways than one Instead of being lenient and revising laws that put the forests in danger stricter laws should be made to prevent more damage A prime example is Brazil Based on an article on Greenpeace USA on July 6 2010 the Brazilian Forest Code a law that protects the Amazon was threatened by a Special Commission that voted in favor of changes to the Code Sebastionbock 2010 The revision reduces the amount of land set aside for Legal Reserves in the Amazon by landowners from 80 to 50 Imagine having 30 fewer plants animals and homes Destruction of the magnitude could have severe effects for many years into the future References Rolf 2010 HSBC Drops Investments from Sinar Masl Greenpeace USA Retrieved from httpwwwgreenpeaceorgusaennewsandblogscampaignbloghsbcdrops investmentsfromsinar masblog26099 Sebastianbock 2010 Brazilian Amazon rainforest faces biggest threat in recent history Greenpeace USA Retrieved from httpwwwgreenpeaceorgusaennewsand blogscampaignblogbraziianamazonrainforest facesbiggest thrblog26092
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