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June 10, 2024

Should there be a global ban on deforestation to protect the environment?




Total votes: 11

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  1. SensibleHalibut1
    34.5

    I think banning deforestation. I think it is necessary to make policies to reduce them, however, banning them completely might be challenging.

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  2. HappySpider4
    6

    I do not think a ban would be as effective as some may like it to be. Plenty of things are banned that still occur. There would be a lot of pushback from places that partake in deforestation practices …Read MoreI do not think a ban would be as effective as some may like it to be. Plenty of things are banned that still occur. There would be a lot of pushback from places that partake in deforestation practices that would likely cause a delay in enforcement of the ban. Read Less

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  3. SincereCow2
    23.5

    While there would be a number of pros to implementing a global ban on deforestation, there are cons as well. Figuring out how to enforce the ban would pose difficulties, and there are greater economic …Read MoreWhile there would be a number of pros to implementing a global ban on deforestation, there are cons as well. Figuring out how to enforce the ban would pose difficulties, and there are greater economic concerns to such a ban. Countries and people that rely on deforestation activities would greatly suffer, perpetuating global inequality. Such a ban could also infuriate some people if they feel that it is infringing on their sovereign rights which would lead to even more adverse issues. Read Less

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  4. CleverHalibut
    13.5

    Maybe, there is a tremendous issue with climate change at stake, in addition to the degradation of natural habitats. However, a complete ban is something that would end up being extremely complicated, …Read MoreMaybe, there is a tremendous issue with climate change at stake, in addition to the degradation of natural habitats. However, a complete ban is something that would end up being extremely complicated, most importantly that often the poorest countries are the ones practicing this the most. This fact would make it very hard to outlaw without plunging those countries into an immediate downturn. If a solution to that problem, along with others such as an alternative building method, I would be for the law, I just don’t know if that is possible. Read Less

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  5. CleverTiger3
    31.5

    Deforestation is a grave issue that definitely deserves restrictions. However, cutting down trees also creates jobs and clears space for housing to support our growing population. Additionally, …Read MoreDeforestation is a grave issue that definitely deserves restrictions. However, cutting down trees also creates jobs and clears space for housing to support our growing population. Additionally, responsible tree clearing can help restore habitats. Read Less

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  6. WittyDeer4
    21

    Deforestation should definitely be addressed and regulated, but a complete ban could create more problems. There could be more effective ways to manage deforestation without banning it so that jobs …Read MoreDeforestation should definitely be addressed and regulated, but a complete ban could create more problems. There could be more effective ways to manage deforestation without banning it so that jobs and the economy can be protected to some extent. Read Less

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  7. BraveZebra5
    22.5

    Deforestation is a problem, but I think enforcing a global ban is a non-starter and a logistical impossibility. Restrictions may be implemented, but they would probably get stuck in the weeds of …Read MoreDeforestation is a problem, but I think enforcing a global ban is a non-starter and a logistical impossibility. Restrictions may be implemented, but they would probably get stuck in the weeds of international law. Read Less

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  8. GenerousButterfly2
    9

    Deforestation is a necessary evil in that the world still relies heavily on and needs the wood and such from these trees. The way forward isn’t a total ban but instead a careful regulation to reach a …Read MoreDeforestation is a necessary evil in that the world still relies heavily on and needs the wood and such from these trees. The way forward isn’t a total ban but instead a careful regulation to reach a sustainable balanced solution Read Less

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  9. LuckyHusky1
    16.5

    I think this is a valid issue, as deforestation is harmful to wildlife and becoming much more common. However, in my opinion, an all-out ban would be far too extreme. Maybe we could eventually get …Read MoreI think this is a valid issue, as deforestation is harmful to wildlife and becoming much more common. However, in my opinion, an all-out ban would be far too extreme. Maybe we could eventually get there, but we must take smaller steps first. Read Less

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