6 DEFORESTATION Def: cutting down and clearing away of trees Long term effects far outweigh the short term
7 ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS Trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygenDeforestation leads to a build-up of CO2This prevents heat from escaping the earthThis builds up the temperatureThis is Global Warming
8 PLANTS AND ANIMALS IN DANGER 50% of the world’s plant and animal species are in the rainforestPlants are used to create new medicines
10 A JUGGLING ACTCountries struggle with how to balance economic concerns with environmental onesMove is to educate people as to the value of the rainforest
11 FIGHTING ECONOMICS WITH ECONOMICS Debt-for-nature swap: debt reducing deal wherein an organization agrees to pay off a certain amount of government debt in return for government protection of a certain portion of rain forest
13 THE LEGACY OF COLONIALISM Rich and powerful ruled most countries during and immediately after Spanish rule (Oligarchy)Limited free speech, censoring of the press, punish dissentJunta: a govt run by generals after a military takeover
14 THE RULE OF THE CAUDILLO Caudillo: a military dictator or political bossGot support from the military and wealthyEx: Juan Perón of Argentina, PRI of Mexico
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