Amazon Tropical Rainforest

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Planet earth is comprised by different ecosystems, which each one maintains the cycle and balance of storages and flows in a stable system. Certain ecosystems need from other ecosystems since they are the base to maintain balance. One of them is the tropical rain forest, which is best known as the base-structure of many other systems, such as the water cycle, the carbon cycle, and the biomass system on planet earth. Therefore, The Amazon tropical rain forest is considered one of the most important biomes due to its extension through nine different countries. However, taking in account its importance, the Amazon is being overexploited over the last few years since this system provides different natural resources that are indispensable for human…show more content…
The Amazonas is the second biggest source of production of soybeans in the world. Its demand has increased during the years since soybean is considered a multifunctional product that can be used as a food source for animals and humans, and as a source of biodiesel fuel. Furthermore, the demand increased to a point where cultivators started burning new hectares full of trees to fulfill that demand. Consequently, emissions of carbon dioxide where released to the atmosphere polluting the environment and making the greenhouse effect worst. Moreover, deforestation makes the soil weak creating erosion and in the long run, it could affect the agriculture. In addition, when deforestation becomes a situation of consideration, others systems do so. For instance, the water cycle can be affected since trees are responsible of evaporating the water, which then is condensed and then reaches again the trees to complete the cycle. Nonetheless, as many trees have been burned to make different uses of the land, the water cycle cannot be as efficient as it used to be. Therefore, different parts of the world can be affected by deforestation of the Amazon forest. In order to stop deforestation due to the soybean cultivation, the Greenpeace organization stablished a Soy Notarium Agreement. This agreement consisted to ensure that any company interested in soybeans trade, must buy soy that…show more content…
In order to have cattle cows, farmers need to have a hectare free of trees. The easiest and fastest way to do it is to burn trees from new hectares. As a result, a lot carbon dioxide is released to the atmosphere contributing to the greenhouse effect. In the short term, it is a good strategy since the production of beef and dairy products is going to increase exponentially. Nonetheless, in the long run, this strategy will leave a huge footprint in the environment. The land is going to become fragile to a point that it can become sterile, which leads to a significant problem. Sterile land becomes useless since it will not be able to generate profit. As an example, vegetation from agricultural purposes, would not be able to survive in the land due to the scarcity of nutrients. A solution that most farmers use as a short-term solution is to use a new hectare recreating the same procedure burning trees field, but this procedure involves deforestation of new hectares, which will cause worst problems in the long run, like deforestation. Eventually, non-profit organizations got involved into the problem to find solutions for it. One of them is to limit the farmers to use a specific amount of land for their agricultural production. Thus, farmers have had the incentive to maintain a constant rotation in their productions, so they can avoid land erosion. Also, the enforcement laws from the
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