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Deforestation needs a better solution

An area of the Amazon rainforest that was burned to clear land for cattle pasture, near Novo Progresso, Brazil, on Sept. 25, 2014.
An area of the Amazon rainforest that was burned to clear land for cattle pasture, near Novo Progresso, Brazil, on Sept. 25, 2014. NYT

Deforestation is a major problem. But not enough people are doing something about it.

Not many people know how bad things are getting. I don’t even know that much about it. But I do know that it is way past time to change how we cut down entire forests without much thought. One-and-a-half acres of forest is cut down every second by logging companies.

If that doesn’t alarm you, then I’m not quite sure what will. It seems like there isn’t much we could do, but if everyone started recycling, that would help at least a little bit.

Jenna Macfarlane, San Luis Obispo

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