info: Using satellite maps, the team found that between 2000 and 2010, oil-palm plantations were responsile for 57% of the deforestation in Indonesia, about 6,100 miles. If all of the leases are developed by 2020, the plantations will clear another 36,000 square miles, which is 90% of what is now forested. Why this is useful. Why this is useful: This is useful because it gives more facts about what the palm plantations will do in the future based on how it is going right now.
info: Once a plantation is planted the trees can produce for more than 30 years. Yielding more oil per hectare than any major oilseed crop. Palm oil is used in margarine, frying oil, lipstick, soap, chocolate, packaged bread, cookies, and ice cream. Why is this useful: This helps with my point of what it is used in and how these are daily products that is why there is such a demand to these products.
info: The palm industry has gave opportunities for many people in these countries to get jobs. The industry has also been linked to major human rights violations, including child labor in remote areas of Indonesia and Malaysia. Children are used to carry heavy loads of fruit, weed fields for several hours a day. Heat exhaustion and cuts and bruises from climbing thorny oil palms are commonplace in the scenarios. Children also receive little to no pay for all of their efforts. Why this is useful: This is useful because it shows the effects it was on people, not just animals and the ozone.
info: The estimated rate of loss of Orangutans is 2,000-3,000 a year. The main threats and loss of these animals are deforestation and palm oil plantations. These two both run hand and hand. Why this is useful: This is useful because this gives facts of the orangutan that dies every year and what the causes of their deaths are from.
info: The Palm industry plays a large role in the human induced climate changed as palm oil plantations have cleared the worlds most precious forests. Forests are what takes the carbon out of the air. In 2009, nearly 30% of Indonesia's reported carbon emissions were the result of deforestation. Why this is useful: This info shows statistics of the carbon emmisons which is caused by the deforestations to make palm oil products.