What are the 10 reasons to protect the forest?

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I am not sure if there are "the ten reasons."  There might be many more than ten.  I would submit that one primary reason is for ecological awareness.  In my mind, the disruption of photosynthesis is one compelling reason why forests must be protected.  As we give up carbon dioxide...

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I am not sure if there are "the ten reasons."  There might be many more than ten.  I would submit that one primary reason is for ecological awareness.  In my mind, the disruption of photosynthesis is one compelling reason why forests must be protected.  As we give up carbon dioxide and plants take that a respired oxygen, removing forests decreases the output of oxygen, but at the same time releases the stored up carbon dioxide which serves to increase the temperature, as carbon is a heavy gas that traps.  The shelter use of the forest for animals and humans is another reason why preserving them is essential.  The issue of erosion, landslides, and flooding is another reality from removing the forests because the composition of the forests held and binds the soil to one location and removing that releases and unsettles that much more soil.  The larger issue present would be that if forests are not protected allowing economic interests to reign, at what point is economic growth curtailed for larger issues?  If ecology is sacrificed today, then tomorrow's victim could be communities of people and consumer rights.  A reason to protect the forest might be to draw a line to indicate that this is the boundary where economic interests have to be integrated into other concerns.

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