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Throughout the history of the world, there have been many issues that continue to last from generation to generation but the greatest issue that stood out the most was Deforestation. There are endless questions if deforestation is doing well for the economy or bad. This issue is a worldwide problem and is very important for people to know because it affects not only the local area where deforestation is occurring but can affect climate across the globe. The main point that I would like to get across to everyone is to give them the awareness of how deforestation is affecting the climate and changing the ways we live our lives. Many different deforestation techniques could be used and I
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My final paper is going to be discussing the effects of deforestation on indigenous people in Indonesia, Australia and Brazil. The factors that contribute to deforestation are: lack of available arable land due to the increase in agricultural needs; illegal logging to produce timber products; and forest fires that could be due to natural causes or intentional (WWF,2013). All these activities have a negative impact on not only the biodiversity of these regions but also on the forest-dwelling communities that rely on them for their livelihoods. Green peace (2013) has proposed some key solutions that must be implemented to control the rate of deforestation worldwide. First, the
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Deforestation is a highly controversial issue and occurs around the world at an unprecedented magnitude. It is vast as well as a wide occurrence. Climate change on the other hand, is an enormous crisis in today’s world, and deforestation plays a critical role in it. The Britannica Encyclopedia defines deforestation as the loss, clearing, cutting or destruction of naturally occurring forests, mainly due to human actions; deforestation occurs as humans need it for logging, agriculture, clearing land for livestock grazing, cutting trees for fuel, mining or oil extraction, urban or economic development and population expansion. Being that deforestation has become a growing global
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The planet Earth is being scarred. Everyday the people of the planet earth are polluting the planet’s air, water and land. These are all natural resources that are necessary for our survival on this planet. Yet, we continue to abuse our planet. Our world population is growing out of control. The simple lesson of supply and demand tells us that we will need more resources in order to support the booming population. One of the most important factors in survival is food supply. With out enough food, we will not survive. Unfortunately, our forest ecosystems are paying the price for the food demand. Deforestation is a major problem on our planet. It
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Deforestation is happening in this world every minute of the day. It is destroying trees and habitats of the animals that live in it. The question is, what is Deforestation? Deforestation is a process of clearing of tress from a large area, mainly forest and woodlands. It is also a process that involves a competition among different land users for scare resources which means the interaction of the many environmental, social, economic, cultural, and political forces of any given region. There are a lot of factors contributing to this deforestation, and because of this factors, the amount of forest in this world are getting lesser and lesser by the minute. The first factor is land
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Eight thousand years ago, when humans didn't have an astounding affect on the world ecosystem, trees covered two fifths of the land. Since that time, the human race has burnt and chopped down half of the original forestland. According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, deforestation is defined as the action or process of clearing of forests... (www.m-w.com). The act of deforestation could, in a matter of just a few decades, completely strip the earth of trees. Deforestation not only has a phenomenal effect on the ecological balance of the world, but its economic stability as well. Tropical rainforests are disappearing faster than ever before. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO
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Surrounded by hills and plains, a small distance away from the Mongolian Plateu, Beijing suffers from extreme temperature change and deforestation. Every year after battling a brutal winter, that sandstorm from the Gobi desert invades the city as spring approaches. The entire city is swallowed in dust and diminishes visibility. To the people of Beijing it is the most miserable time of the year. Year after year, local residents have adjusted themselves and learnt to deal with this dusty season by covering their head and face with a mask or a scarf. In 2013, the sandstorm and smog was said to be so bad that even the now deceased chairman of the Communist party, Mao Zedong had a facemask
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Deforestation is a major global problem with serious consequences to
the planet. These consequences have a negative effect on the climate,
biodiversity, the atmosphere and threatens the cultural and physical
survival of life. Deforestation is the permanent destruction of
indigenous forests and woodlands. It has resulted in the reduction of
indigenous forests to four-fifths of their pre-agricultural area, so
that now indigenous forests cover only 21% of the earth's land
surface. The world Resources Institute regards deforestation as one of
the worlds most pressing land use problem. It is now so bad that every
minute an area of forest equal to 20 football
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The Ecological Nature of the Problem
Tropical forests do not just possess a single ecosystem; these tropical forests are home to millions of unique ecosystems. Tropical forest provides is habitat to over half of the worlds plant and animal species. Tropical rainforest only cover approximately 7% of the Earth’s dry land surface, but contain so many critical plant and animal species (Rainforest Alliance; Environmental). Tropical forest are diminishing rapidly due to a variety of factors humans are causing; such as, clearing the natural land to make room for farms and pastures, to harvest the wood for construction and use for fuel, and to build roads and urban areas. Some deforestation is
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Rainforests throughout the world are being destroyed and cut down by us; for the excessive amount of paper we use at school, for the magazines in which we love, and even for the toilet paper we use. Rain forests are one of the oldest existing ecosystems in the world, but maybe not for long. At the rate in which deforestation is occurring, which is approximately eighty acres every minute or roughly the size of Florida in one year (“Rainforest Alliance”), future generations may only be able to experience what was the beautiful jungle through pictures and descriptions. Can you imagine a world without wild life, without many of the exotic species? Although cutting down rainforests can
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Brazil has had one of the highest rates of deforestation over the past years. It’s beautiful amazon has a dark past of destruction. That destruction is deforestation. Yes that amazing and huge forest used to be even more beautiful until it was cut,burned,and destroyed by the brazilian people. Not just the brazilian people are the ones responsible for that because even us at the other side of the planet are to blame for what is happening to one of the last amazons in the planet.
How could we who are no where near to the brazilian amazon be possibly responsible for what is happening there? Well that hamburger and those napkins that you are using at this very moment at your favorite fast
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Merriam-Webster defines deforestation as “the act or process of cutting down or burning all the trees in an area” (Def. 1). Sometimes, deforestation can occur unintentionally because of forest fires, changes in climate, floods, and insects. Most deforestation happens intentionally by humans in order to use the land for farms and cities or to use the trees for paper and wood products. This practice has existed since the dawn of man, and in that time, about 80% of the Earth's forests are gone. If we continue at this rate, all of the rain forests in the world could disappear in a hundred years. Deforestation is harmful because it can lead to biodiversity loss, soil erosion, and
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Deforestation “Is the cutting down and removal of all or most of the trees in a forested area. Deforestation can erode soils, contribute to desertification and the pollution of waterways, and decrease biodiversity through the destruction of habitat” (Deforestation).
There are always two sides of an issue, and in many cases there is not always a middle ground where they can agree. There are pros and cons, rights and wrongs, and one side pointing the finger at the other. Unfortunately, when two opposing sides are so passionate about their own point of view, sensitive issues such as deforestation are rarely resolves in an
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Deforestation should be banned
Deforestation is an issue all over the world. It harmfully affects everything in a way or other, including the ecosystem, human beings, and the animals that live in the forests. The outcomes of cutting down thousands of trees increases as human beings increase in their population, and the long-term results can be shocking as more and more species of animals become endangered. I have three reasons why deforestation should be banned.
Firstly, Deforestation cause loss of habitat for millions of species. Seventy percent of animals and plants live in forests, and many cannot survive the deforestation that destroys their homes. Many animals that live in the
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DeforestationTable of ContentsIntroduction 1Important Facts 1Historical Background 1-2Background Law 2Causes of Deforestation 2The Green House Effect 2-3Reducing Deforestation 3Case Studies 3-4Pros and Cons
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Forests are vegetable formations which cover 31% of the terrestrial surface in the world. According to the FAO*, 300 million of people live in or around forests and 1.6 billion depend on different degrees to the forest to live. Moreover, 40% of the terrestrial carbon is stocked in the forest. Consequently, forest are essential for the survival of our planet.
By 2008, more than 17% of the pre-1970 forests had been cleared. Deforestation has become a huge problem, and the Amazonia is probably the forest which is the most in danger since 2000.
One of the most important causes of tree cleaning in the world is the agricultural expansion, which means the development of culture for industrial
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Forests play a hugely significant role on planet Earth. They act as "Earth's lungs." (WWF, n.d.) These "lungs" purify the air trapped in the atmosphere and are positively involved in the daily lives of all living things. However, the environment's harmful cigarette, deforestation, permanently removes the forest cover from an area and transforms that previously forested land to other uses. Deforestation is the primary cause of losing these valuable forests and it is occurring at an unimaginably rapid pace. According to the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), "The lungs of the planet are increasingly being likened to those of a heavy smoker." (WWF, n.d.) Specifically relating to deforestation
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Deforestation, or “the cutting down and removal of all or most of the trees in a forested area,” has caused an adverse effect on the natural habitats, or “the natural environment of an organism”, of plant and animal life(“Deforestation”; Random House). Besides the destruction of the animals’ homes, deforestation has caused and will continue to cause an increase in soil erosion, flooding, and carbon emissions ("Amazon Rainforest: Consequences."). Deforestation ravages not only the land, but every living creature and their habitats within. I propose that we solve this growing problem by making and enforcing stricter regulations on the field of deforestation.
One problem caused by
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The Amazon is a vast region spanning across Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana (Walker, & Cesareo 2014). Possessing the most developed rainforest of anywhere in the world, over two-thirds of all the fresh water and 20% of the earth’s oxygen are produced in the Amazons (wcupa.edu). Despite the vital role of the Amazons, the rapid deforestation continues to affect the ecosystem. (Mainville, et al, 2006). The main causes of deforestation include unsustainable logging, agriculture, invasive species, fire, fuel wood gathering, and livestock grazing. The widespread of this issue has become an important consideration in global policy processes
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The intensity of the beauty of the rainforest is indescribable and timeless, and cannot be simply captured by a photograph. It’s one of nature’s most mystical biological treasures, created over millions of years. However, the rainforest is far from just being a beautiful refuge for exotic animals because also rainforests have a profound effect on the lives of humans around the world. Most people are simply not educated about deforestation and the distinct characteristics that rainforests possess which are vital to our existence. This ignorance is leading to the evitable extinction of rainforests around the world, and will profoundly affect every human being on the
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provide a source for medicines and foods. These rainforests provide education just by visiting or reading about them.
Despite these great advantages of rainforest biomes, they continue to be threatened. The utmost cause of rainforest devastation today comes from human activities which as compared to natural damage is totally destructive. The major problem that is destroying these rainforests is deforestation. Merriam-Webster defines deforestation as “the action or process of clearing an area of forests” to a non-forest use. The role of humans in the deforestation of the rainforests is massive and some activities that contribute to this loss include oil extraction, logging, hydroelectric
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Deforestation and Biodiversity
While the loss of forests is clearly visible, a decline in biodiversity has a less apparent effect. The subtle loss of biodiversity fails to indicate the significance that fewer species in the ecosystem increases the fragility of life for all species. Despite the negative effects of deforestation and the consequential decline of biodiversity, trees are cut down for an economic and consumer benefit. Members of society need to determine how much economic cost they are willing to spend in order to preserve plant and animal species.
To reduce the degree of deforestation, tree harvesters may use selective logging, which involves only the removal of trees
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Deforestation is a serious issue in today’s world. What once was a green Earth is now becoming a desolate land mold that is losing one of its main attributes: forests. Similar to Rachel Carson’s perception, the Earth was once full of lavish forests and is slowly deteriorating into empty, unappealing land.
Centuries ago, Earth was covered in forests. “…The whole country, full of woods and thickets...” (Bradford) was the average for settlers in the 1800s. They had grown accustomed to the full lush trees. Even in the 1900s there were the “…same beautiful trees…” (Fuller) and nature was a sight to see as people relished “passing through one of the fine, park-like woods, almost clear from
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Final Paper: Deforestation
Deforestation is an important environmental issue in the world today. We deforest areas for money, jobs, supplies, for building, and also for raising beef. But what happens to the forest when we do that a lot of things happen. For instants some areas become dessert like, it also contributes to a long term increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and it disrupts the water cycle in the area. By doing this we are affecting the earth and animals in a major scale. By deforesting, animals either have to find new homes or die most animals are become extinct because of this act. Deforesting causes global warming
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When most people think of deforestation they think of the rainforest. However, this is an environmental issue that takes place all over the world. In the following pages I will expand on what exactly deforestation means, and why as a world we have a need for it, even though it has adverse effects globally. Deforestation affects our environment by reducing biodiversity, changing the water cycle, affecting soil erosion and also plays a part in the ongoing phenomenon of global warming. Since, this is a global matter, the United Nations has implemented policies to help reduce the damage done by deforestation. The UNREED policy is globally based, while the REED+ policy is nationally
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Around the world exorbitant amounts of land are cleared for the purpose of human development. Land that was once forested and sloping is now flat and cleared for more humans to settle. This process of clearing forests and trees is known as deforestation. Deforestation occurs all over the globe as the increasing human population needs to expand the amount of land they use for living or farming. Our planet was once covered with trees and forests but now nearly half have disappeared with an estimated 16 million hectares that will continue to disappear each year. (Abrams p.1) While deforestation is definitely a problem experienced globally the top ten biggest culprits include: Honduras
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Deforestation is a serious problem today, and has been for a long time. It is one of the greatest threats to nature on Earth, if not the single greatest. It is one root cause of soil erosion, the root cause of global warming, and the greatest contributor to the endangerment and extinction of so many species throughout the world. To understand deforestation though, one must know exactly what it is first. Therefore, deforestation is defined by the Encyclopedia Britannica Online as "The cutting down and clearing of trees from forests, usually causing ecological harm. The process has occurred as long as wood has been used as an energy source." Furthermore, "In the 1990's, the deforestation of
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Deforestation has different levels of which I am going to try to outline in a simple manner. The deforestation begins on a local level, then to a regional, level and then last the global level.
As you will read, the forest is home to people and wildlife, etc. The forest also has many purposes for which we need but “we” as a whole is a big picture. We can use it but we also abuse it. Every living creature needs the forest for oxygen, that is what the trees are for, but if we keep cutting them for logging, cattle-raising for soy, and many other reasons we do what we do, then how will we breathe?
First, deforestation is on a local level and the impact of this loss is the people’s
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The subject of deforestation and the effects that it has on the environment have been heavily debated for a long time; particularly over the last few years. Governments and large lumber companies see large profits in the mass deforestation of forests and state that their actions are having few, if any, harmful effects on the environment. Most people disagree with this and think that the environmental effects are devastating and will become irreversibly disastrous in the very near future. Whether or not the pros outweigh the cons will be hotly debated for years to come but the fact is that deforestation is harmful to the environment and leads to declining wildlife populations, drastic
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Our global standard of living is an ever-increasing mechanism of change, every year our population is growing at unprecedented rates and with it, our depletion of earths resources. There are multiple ways in which we are creating irreversible damage to this place we call home and even creating problems we never intended. Among these environmentally changing practices is deforestation, perhaps the most evident in the eyes of the public; the rate of this practice is projected to increase in the next coming generations (Guerra, et al, 2006). Deforestation is known as the process of cutting down, or using the slash and burn techniques to clear an area of land to later be used for agriculture
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What is happening to the Earth? Our home is becoming a barren mass of sorrow. Most people in America are blind to what is going on. Could it be that every individual is just turning a cheek the other way. America is faced with an extremely serious problem, and if it is not acted upon there will be nothing left on Earth. Hopefully it will still be able to thrive after the numerous accounts of human destruction. Deforestation in America is a huge problem with devastating affects to humans. The root causes of this travesty are mainly the ongoing need to increase America's economic growth, and the idea of frontierism. These two aspects of deforestation tie together well. Together they help
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resources and high numbers of island endemic species, it is also well recognized as a major world center for biodiversity (Hanum 38). Though, this may not last forever. There is a portion of the country that is being assaulted by deforestation and if we do nothing to prevent it, not just Indonesia, but also our whole planet will suffer as well.
We rely on forests to help protect our planet, by providing oxygen, homes for people and wildlife. The trees help enrich the soil by recycling the nutrients through the shedding of leaves and seeds. They regulate the water by cycling it through absorption and redistribution to every species that lives within its range. Water is an essential
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One would be amazed to learn all of the things that our environment provides for our everyday life, one of those things being trees. Trees do so many amazing things for us; they allow us to live on earth by providing oxygen, preventing soil erosion, provide housing for many different animal species around the world, providing heat and energy for us. They play such a big part of our daily lives that many people may not even realize it. Some little known benefits that trees provide us are that they actually increase our homes property value, we use them when we go to school, notebooks, when we eat lunch on fieldtrips, paper lunch bags, and so much more
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"Ladies and gentlemen, the world's forests need to be seen for what they are—giant global utilities, providing essential public services to humanity on a vast scale." -- Prince Charles on Deforestation
Many development institutions and politicians regard population pressure as the major factor causing rainforest destruction. Nobody can deny the serious global problem of population growth. However, the belief that this is the main cause of rainforest loss is used by many governments and businesses to imply that there is little or nothing they can do about the problem of rainforest destruction.
An examination of forest destruction on a regional basis reveals that this is not so. In fact
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The Problem of Deforestation
The world’s forests are in grave danger. Over half of the original
forest cover has been destroyed, and things are set to deteriorate
unless the current alarming rate of deforestation is checked. Every
minute an estimated 26 hectares of forest is lost – that’s an area
equivalent to 37 football pitches - and it is not difficult to see
that if this continues we will be left with a planet devoid of
woodland. This would be catastrophic: not only are forests home to
some of the most important species on earth, but they also play a
vital role in regulating the climate and making the planet habitable.
Much of the earth was
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deposits. “Oil companies are responsible for deforestation (Jamie).” Deforestation is the
clearing of trees transforming a forest into cleared land. Many negative effects in the rainforest
come from deforestation. “The most dramatic impact is the loss of habitats for millions of
species (Deforestation Information).” Seventy percent of earths land animals and plants that
live in the rainforest will not survive if their habitat is destroyed. “Nearly 80,000 acres are
destroyed because of oil companies (Jamie).” “The largest oil spill was in the Amazon when
nearly 400 barrels where spilled. It was largely ignored, because of the multiple waterways
(Jamie). Millions of animals and plants died
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responsible and sustainable use of natural resources. The law states thatCubans who want to cut down trees must get government permission first, in order toprevent the overuse and misuse of Cuba's forests.The Foundation for Nature and Humanity (La Fundacion de la Naturaleza y elHombre) describes itself as a cultural and scientific institution, with a civil and non-governmental character, dedicated to research promotion of projects and programs forthe environmental protection on "its relation with culture and society." This particularorganization provides the people of Cuba with extensive training on environmentalissues, including deforestation and pollution, in attempt to "harmonize the relationshipbetween society and its environment."Sources:COSG Website - Organizations in Cuba: http://www.cosg.org.uk/fundacion.htmCIA Website - The World Factbook:http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/cu.htmlForests.org Website: http://forests.org/archive/samerica/cubadefo.htm andhttp://forests.org/archive/samerica/cubarise.htm
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recharging of proximate streams and aquifers. It is proven that the destruction of these forests has had a severe ripple effect nationwide. In addition to old-growth deforestation having a tremendous effect on our environment, it also affects our daily lives. For example, the region's salmon stocks are dependent on the survival of these forests. If they were destroyed, sixty-two thousand people would be without a job. The damming of rivers, pollution and over fishing are all involved in the decline of these forests. The sediment deposited in streams would smother the spawning beds and disrupt the feeding patterns of young salmon. It is evident that the disruption of these forests
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Have you ever thought of how much deforestation hurts our environment? Do you know what deforestation is? In this speech I will completely explain deforestation. Us humans are the reason deforestation is such a big deal in today’s society. We humans would rather have kitchen cabinets than mass forests that are actually keeping us alive! So remember do you think you know what deforestation is. Deforestation is basically the clearing of forests on a large scale which often results in damage to the quality of the land.
Deforestation can occur by natural causes. Just because we always hear people saying we need to stop cutting down trees doesn't mean that will end deforestation. There are many
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Humans rely on trees in many aspects for their day-to-day lives. Trees provide food, shelter, medicines, and a fresh supply of oxygen. As of 2014, thirty percent of earth supports forests, but that number rapidly decreases. Because of deforestation, Earth loses swaths of forests the size of Panama every year. The people responsible for this mainly falls to the loggers who chop down trees for lumber and farmers who clear the trees away to make room for agriculture. Loggers and farmers should end deforestation to prevent the extinction of species and to avoid the extreme climate changes.
As people cut down trees, it destroys the habitats of millions of plants and animals that may not survive
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Hypothesis:Deforestation is a global issue, not just one country's
I have been asked to write an assignment on the effects and causes of
the deforestation-taking place in the Amazon rainforest. During this
assignment I shall investigate the following topics:
· Why has deforestation taken place in the Amazon rainforest?
· Can the government of Brazilsolve this major
· Before and after destruction issue?
· What are the developments in the rainforest?
· What are the negative consequences of deforestation?
· Identify the main green house gases and the reasons for their
· How dose deforestation in Brazil effect
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Deforestation and the Amazon Rainforest: The DownfallThe Amazon Rainforest is more than likely the most well-known rainforest in the world. It is home to many species of animals, insects, plants, microorganisms, and some indigenous populations. Some species that thrive in the Amazon are actually becoming extinct. The Amazon as a whole has seen a lot of deforestation in past years, and is continuing to see it. Logging and burning for different purposes is what deforestation really boils down to. From logging the trees for urbanization purposes, to burning forestland for livestock grazing purposes, the Amazon is slowly slipping away, and there are a lot of negative downfalls of this. There
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Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest: Human degradation and its consequences
Deforestation is a word that displays an image of cruelty against nature. In any language, and on every continent, the word deforestation is frowned upon by all social classes, however why it is still happening? The consequences of this act that involves human beings willing to cut down trees, burning plants, and destroy habitats of animals are just actions to satisfy some human being. The Amazon rainforest covers various countries where 60% is in Brazil, and 13% in Peru, and produces 20% of total oxygen in the world. Unfortunately, the political leaders of the countries that make up the Amazon jungle are not
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Deforestation is the clearing of a forest and/or cutting down of trees for human benefits such as agriculture, wood exports, etc. Deforestation is the cause of numerous environmental impacts such as habitat loss, flooding and soil erosion. It can also cause climate change, by reducing the amount of rainfall and changing the amount of sunlight reflected from Earth’s surface and increases the risk of forest . Tree growth is important for biodiversity because they absorb carbon dioxide which is a harmful greenhouse gas . However, since deforestation reduces natural carbon sinks, it disrupts the balance between oxygen and carbon dioxide in the air causing the amount of carbon
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IssueThere are approximately 2,000 million hectares of tropical forests in the world. Deforestation is happening all over the world, even in Canada. We may not notice it, but it's still here.Many hectares are constantly being converted to other land uses, mostly for agricultural uses. Several types of deforestation occur from "slash and burn" farmers, commercial farmers, ranchers, loggers, firewood collectors, industrial developers and much more.Forests are very important to the environment because they use carbon dioxide (CO2) and produce oxygen. They also provide food and a home for many different types of plants and animals. For example, if there was deforestation in a certain area where
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Halting the destruction of the rainforests has been identified by the World Wildlife Organisation as one of the most urgent and yet cost effective ways to keep the world out of danger from runaway climate change. They also report forest loss contributes to over 20 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. It is the trees that absorb greenhouse gases and carbon emissions, therefore at the very least the more we protect the rainforests the less contribution to global warming. xxxxx has stated "Despite conservation efforts, global deforestation continues at an alarming rate - 13 million hectares a year, or 36 football fields a minute" (xxxxxxxx) Protecting these forests
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In order for living creatures to survive, a stable environment must exist.
Although the environment is crucial for mans survival, man has been destroying it
since the beginning of time. Man has been destroying trees for the use of wood for
centuries. Today with an increasing population the amount of wood available has declined seriously in recent decades. People have been harvesting wood to cultivate land, burn, and for the use of raw materials for industry (Urquhart 2014). The estimated amount of deforestation taking place is twenty million hectares per year (Urquhart 2014). Climate change and global warming are just a few of the problems associated with the degradation of our forests
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emission of carbon dioxide.
Photosynthesis and carbon dioxide go hand-in-hand. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines photosynthesis as the process by which a green plant turns water and carbon dioxide into food when the plant is exposed to light. The Amazon basin contains the world’s largest rainforest with approximately 3.4 million square miles covered in forest and vegetation. To put that amount of land into perspective, it’s the size of all of Western Europe with room to spare (Global Issues, 2013). With the increase of deforestation in the Amazon comes the increase of carbon dioxide. Once trees are cut down or die, they release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and could become an
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be the most popular drink in the world making this a “hot commodity”.
There are many pressing concerns that need to be addressed for tea production such as the unforeseen land use impacts of deforestation and how maintaining these cash crops in fact is an issue. Deforestation is attributable to the extraction and production processes of tea during the point of drying the leaves to produce the tea itself but also the effect of water catchment loss and loss of habitat losses. Through the use of independent studies one is able to discover come to the realm of the issues to see in fact who should actually be concerned. These issues are compounded by changes in land use/land cover, which in turn
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Is Deforestation out of Control?
Humans are very greedy when it comes to thinking of themselves and only themselves first. This is more so a problem in the United States of America than compared to other countries around the world, but the American way of life and its economy has a huge effect on the rest of the world and how it operates. For some reason, industries struggle to respect the natural resources that are on this planet. The industries use the Earth’s natural resources with reckless abandonment and do not necessarily have a back up plan to put in effect once all of them are depleted. The oil industry is the most popular example of this but it has also become a