Tropical Rainforests Much of the tropical rainforest in Central and South
America has been cleared for various types of development. Having fewer rainforests slows the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, results in the extinction of species, dislocation of indigenous populations, and overall, the destruction of the ecosystem. This is often done in the “name of progress.” Discuss fully the impact of continued deforestation. Then analyze solutions, considering social, political, and ethical issues involved.