Let’s Commit to Tropical Forest Conservation
Specifically, deforestation (or clear cutting forests) is one of the largest contributors to the greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to global warming.
Communities in countries around the world know that clearing forests has negative effects, yet without financial help many communities can’t break away from the pressure to sell timber or cut down the trees to make way for agriculture.
During last year’s global climate summit, President Obama agreed to commit funds to help reverse deforestation in developing countries and to help them adapt to climate change, but the Obama administration needs support from Congress in order to work together with other dedicated countries to combat deforestation.
With help from our lawmakers, we can guard and restore rainforests with their thriving wildlife populations while reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
– By Kolleen Kawa, National Wildlife Federation