Tuesday, September 26, 2006
The deforestation has caused many problems such as dramatic climate change, decreased biodiversity, agriculture decline, increased deforestation, and also has lead to the declin of people indegenous to forests. One other problem that has come about from the cutting down of forests is the increasing amount of endangered species. In the article the forest service had failed to point out that there is a major rule that is mandated by law that were ignored by the policy of endangered species. The problem with endangered speices is that there are people out there that are willing to pay for the use of seeing the species in ther natural habitat. There are also the people that will pay to know that the species will be there in the future so they or someone else can see them as well as just the fact to know that they do exist and are not extinct. In Bush's new plan it is to superiority that will give govenors over the national forests within some boundaries. If we dont save the forests then we cant get the maximum benefit from the forests. a forest can be an output when harvested and also a capital good in which if left standing the forest will grow and also it can be made into a recreational good that will bring about more revenue. These current forest practices are violating substainability and efficency criteria. Deforestation can be benefical in the short run as well as in the long run.
Posted by Mark Brehm at 1:02 PM