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tea by Toash tea by Toash
Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth's land surface; now they cover a mere 6% and experts estimate that the last remaining rainforests could be consumed in less than 40 years.

According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, the overwhelming direct cause of deforestation is agriculture. Subsistence farming is responsible for 48% of deforestation; commercial agriculture is responsible for 32% of deforestation; logging is responsible for 14% of deforestation and fuel wood removals make up 5% of deforestation

Deforestation, clearance or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use. Examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland to farms, ranches, or urban use.

Deforestation on a human scale results in decline in biodiversity, and on a natural global scale is known to cause the extinction of many species. The removal or destruction of areas of forest cover has resulted in a degraded environment with reduced biodiversity. Forests support biodiversity, providing habitat for wildlife; moreover, forests foster medicinal conservation. With forest biotopes being irreplaceable source of new drugs (such as taxol), deforestation can destroy genetic variations (such as crop resistance) irretrievably [link]
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Ragnar949 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
we need the earth to live, not the other way around.  George Carlin once said that the earth will shake us off like a dog with a flea.  We've been asking for it.
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Toash Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Extremely harmful pattern of social systems been practiced and it has been adopted as norm by the mass due to few individual peoples greed. People are misinformed and the world is been ruled by cooperate puppets. The system has to be changed not the people. Blame goes to media, artist and etc..  
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Ragnar949 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
As they say, the scum rises to the top.  I generally agree but a "new" system would help, but as always we'll backslide or find a way for it all to be immensely profitable for a few as always.
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Toash Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Yes correct and very true. You know what's sad, just watch this crap unfolding right before your eyes and nothing you can do about this. 
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Ragnar949 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
No shit.
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Toash Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
yes shit, The misinformed mass view you as a terrorist when you even speak abt this shit. 
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mic-ardant Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Thanks my friend for the Favs.
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Toash Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
High Fave 
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Toash Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
:glomp: remake 
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