Deforestation is the removal of a forest or large area of trees, so that the land or trees can be used for a commercial use. Deforestation started because people began living in wooded areas; however, where these trees laid was needed for commercial purposes, like the area for more houses, farms, or even for the development of new infrastructure. Deforestation may seem as harmless as cutting down a few trees, but in actuality, deforestation can lead to the destruction of the world’s most valuable natural resource. The cutting down of these large areas of trees has many negative impacts that can affect the planet forever. Now, some may argue that deforestation is completely necessary because more land space is needed.
Such practices have a negative effect on proper management of natural forest resources and ultimately the land is easily degraded (Asefa 1994). These factors adversely affected natural resources; particularly native forests Deforestation continues to cause environmental degradation in the form of land and water resources degradation as well as loss of native tree species. 2.4 Major Cause of Deforestation Deforestation is caused by what human beings do to the forests and can be accentuated by drought. Generally deforestation occurs when people clear forest for their personal need such as, for fuel, hunting, when they need the land to grow and harvest crops, for building houses, and at times because of religion beliefs (Sucoff, 2003).
2 Nov. 2014. The Environmental Magazine published an article about factory farming, and its impact on the environment and climate changes. While many people go uninformed animals from factory farms are major polluters emitting a large percentage of greenhouse gasses in recent years. The side effects of raising animals in factory farms for food have large impacts on the environment, and public health. With the need for more animal pastures, and grazing land deforestation is occurring globally.
Soil is also being affected by Agriculture and affecting family farms leading to high suicides and contaminated soils. Farmers are trying to grow crops in areas that aren’t usually suitable for growing, and applying toxic pesticides and fertilizer to help the crops grow. Farmers are going out of business due to lack of money, getting sick from the toxic stuff companies are giving farmers. Now we are seeing more industrial farming and causing more harm for us and the
Wildfires can destroy entire habitats of plants and wipe out life over miles of land. Once these fires clear large areas of vegetation the loss of plants can heighten the risk of significant erosion and landslides. In sudden rainfall these cleared areas become extremely dangerous and some observers have even reported soil “glassification,” where the silica in the soils become melted and fused, forming an impermeable layer in the soil. This impermeable layer can make it very difficult for future plants to grow back and for animals to re-inhabit the area. Although many don’t think of a benefit to wildfires in the biosphere, there are some positive outcomes of wildfires.
Deforestation is the act of cutting down a large quantity of trees in a short period of time. When this happens it causes adverse effects on the environment. It can be done in a variety of ways from cutting to burning. Either way mass deforestation is bad and needs to stop before it is too late. One culprit of our deforestation is
The infertile hill soil would make its way down to the valley pockets where most of the inhabitants were, destroying the soils there which would reduce the growth of crops. Farmers would then began to feud over land which would decrease areas to grow crops. The drought at the time of the collapse had been classified as the most severe because there had still been uninhabited land prior, people could move to other parts of the land that had not been affected. d.What does Diamond mean when he refers to the Mayan collapse as “Malthusian”? When Diamond refer to the Mayan collapse as “Malthusian” he is saying population growth is increasingly higher than agriculture growth.
Rachelle Black Dr. Vivian Foss English 300 2 May 2016 Deforestation of the Peruvian Amazon: Economic Growth Leads to Environmental Decline Life of any kind is not sustainable without the environment. Likewise, the environment would not exist without life. Animal life and plant life are essential to maintaining a healthy environment because they create stability within the environment’s ecosystems and its natural cycles. Humans have not kept up their obligation to the environment that is so desperately needed. Instead of cherishing it and protecting it as it should have been, we have caused paramount damage to it by polluting its air and water and cutting down its forests.
Therefore, a big problem we have now is deforestation of the Amazon. People harm this environment and this affects our climate. People illegally cut down trees in the Amazon, harming the economy. The influence of the Amazon is so great that there is even a preservation law to prevent deforestation in Brazil (according to WWF International). As you can see, people are worried about our Amazon Rainforest and are trying to preserve it as best they can to further help our
Environmental issues have led to food shortages , clean water and shelter materials and other basic resources. Because of forests, land , air and water degradation and suffering from these natural resources than people who live in other effects . In developed countries , on the other hand , technical And facilities such as air filters, water and fuel , refined food industry production, stockpiling, relieve themselves from the effects of Environmental degradation. In developing countries , deforestation has devastating effects of specific environments. Many people in rural areas, especially in tropical areas and depend on forests Food and other resources , deforestation and damage or eliminate the source of these materials .