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Deforestation Timeline

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Izzy Avedisian

on 23 January 2013

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Deforestation Timeline By: Izzy Avedisian What Your
Living In Your Future Sockers Save the World Riots Break out Downtown Mad Scientist The Sockers Transamazon Highway Riot in Rio de Janeiro Deforestation in Brazil Invention of the Rubber Tire The Beginning 1500 - Deforestation has been a feature of Amazonian landscape since long before the arrival of Europeans in the 1500s. Indeed, no forest in the region can be considered “virgin” in the sense of being unaffected by past human activities. Prior to decimation of their populations by disease and violence from the Europeans, indigenous peoples maintained extensive areas of agriculture and they enriched the surrounding forest with useful species such as Brazil nuts. 1880 - Deforestation in the Amazon has proceeded with a succession of different forces in different periods. The Amazon rubber boom lasted from the invention of the pneumatic tire in the 1880s to the beginning of commercial rubber production from plantations in Southeast Asia in 1914. During this period “agricultural colonies” such as those in the 35,000-square-kilometer (km2) Zona Bragantina near Belém, in the state of Pará, supplied the rapidly growing urban centers. 1900 - In Brazil, deforestation over the course of several centuries destroyed the Atlantic forest of the south-central part of the country (note: the names of Brazil’s regions treat Rio de Janeiro as the “center” of the country). The pace of clearing was especially dramatic in the case of state of Paraná, where the forest was almost completely cleared in less than 30 years in the middle of the 20th century. At the beginning of this period prominent citizens frequently made statements to the effect tha 2008 - Federal troops are to be deployed in a remote Amazon town after hundreds of protesters, angry at the government's crackdown on deforestation, ransacked the local offices of Brazil's environmental protection agency, Ibama.The protesters set fire to vehicles, smashed computers and destroyed documents, after government officials impounded 14 lorries carrying wood they claim was illegally removed from an indigenous reserve near the Amazon town of Paragominas. After attacking the offices the protesters made off with the lorries, while environmental agents took refuge in a hotel. The riot was eventually broken up by military police using teargas and pepper spray. 2012 - An idea was proposed to the public, to create
high tech socks that absorb static electricity and uses it
to over ride peoples thoughts. This was used in various
ways but mainly to persuade corporate companies to not cut down forests and become an all natural company 2022 - The sockers saved 60% of the rain forest and
are helping areas in need of nature help all around the world.
Asia has gotten back 40% of its bamboo along with america getting back it's redwood and sequoias 2047 - City folk are complaining that
there is no room for streets and place to
go to work. People are setting shops on fire and
flipping cars. They say the economy is going to
go down even more than it already is because
we aren't going to have any money. 2050 - Home scientist figure out the technology of
the Sockers and use it in their own way. They are convincing people that the best way to live is to listen to him and go by what he says. The Scientist started in Alabama and is making his way through the U.S.. 1950 - More recent clearing surges occurred with the opening of the Belém-Brasília Highway in the late 1950s, and especially the Transamazon Highway in 1970 (the event often taken as the beginning of the “modern” period of Amazonian clearing). The Transamazon Highway was settled by small farmers, many of whom were brought from other parts of Brazil by the federal government and settled in official colonization projects. 1911 - The U.S.A. Congress passed the Weeks Law, which let the government buy forests that are part of vital watersheds (the specific land area that drains water into a river system or other body of water) for rivers and streams The Weeks Law Where it Started
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