"not clear cutting for land development, wood, and paper."
You're as much a "scientist" as I am a concert pianist! More likely you've proclaimed yourself such to add false authority to your post.
"clear cutting" for land development is a requirement of land development. First you remove the vegetation, then you move the dirt into the shape you want, then you build whatever, then you plant on the remaining soil. This is why roads are straight.
Geez, THERE'S an idea! New plants can be grown! Didn't think about that, did you?
"clear cutting" for wood, and paper" - grammatically incorrect but that's nitpicking.
Trees are plants. Forestry is farming. Got it? The idea that evil loggers cut down trees and leave the land bare is...a myth. In North America, for example, there are more tress now than when the country was founded. Why? Because it's a farm crop. The most cost efficient way to HARVEST the CROP plant is to HARVEST the CROP plant then reuse the land. Farming trees for wood isn't like chasing whales around the ocean. Trees are just as much a farm crop as a plant that goes through a complete growth cycle in less than a year. Clear cutting is NOT how trees for wood and paper are harvested. A little research on your part before you make ignorant comments would help you appear less foolish.
Lastly, you are woefully incorrect about the source of CO2 in the environment. Human creation of CO2 through fossil fuel consumption is minimal compared to that created by the ecosystem. CO2 is good. It keeps the planet warm (cold is more deadly than heat) and helps photosynthesis. CO2 is also a minimaly influential greenhouse gas. Water vapor has far more effect.