Exploding the Myths of Deforestation

The general worldview of tropical forests appears to be of dwindling fragile ecosystems, losing the battle daily against human depredation. As a result, according to conventional wisdom, battle lines must be drawn and an immediate and total halt called to deforestation. While this is the’ position of some environmental groups, in reality, it’s not only bad science but economically impossible and socially unacceptable. Fortunately, a moratorium on deforestation is unnecessary for the preservation of the earth’s forests.