Deforestation results in the loss of biodiversity Deforestation is having its most devastating effect on biodiversity in tropical rainforests. The destruction of millions of hectares of forests by human activities means: • The removal of the bases of numerous food webs • The loss of habitats for many species of flora and
Some people in favor of deforestation might argue that losing one species is not a big deal in the big picture. However, losing one species has a major impact on the other species within the ecosystem due to the food chain. Losing one link in the food chain could lead to the dependant species suffering of endangerment or extinction due to having no food source. This could easily cause a chain-reaction resulting in the loss of multiple species. Supporters of deforestation might also argue that soil erosion has no negative effects.
Deforestation is the cutting down and removal of all or most of the trees in a forested area. I disagree to a large extent to the statement, “The benefits of deforestation far outweigh its impacts.”. Even though deforestation gives us some advantages, the impact of deforestation on a global scale far outweighs the benefits. Looking from a bigger picture, deforestation has affected the world and brought lots of disadvantages, economically, environmentally and socially. Deforestation leads to soil erosion and an increased frequency of floods and droughts.
due to the over population, the number of various chemical elements in increasing in the atmosphere which ultimately causes irregular rainfall and global warming. It is very true that climate changes goes slowly, however continuous slow process is very dangerous. because regular changes in the environment physical structures of the human beings and other living species has been changed from generation to generation. Increasing human population needs more land for agricultural cultivation and living purpose which force them to cut more trees and forests so the deforestation has its own dangerous side effects. I believe everyone present can agree that all of these issues exist and that humans have caused them.
It ruin a lot of living environments, and cause a lot of damage to the living creature. Forests cover around 30% of the Earth’s land. Every year, massive spaces of forests are lost. Location: Deforestation happen all around the world, but tropical rainforests are mostly directed and pointed. Scientists believe that if the rate of deforestation increased, Earth would be in danger, as deforestation cause many major problems.
Trees hold the carbon dioxide in, so once they are damaged, they will release the carbon dioxide. Climate change is not only harmful to the environment but also to living species. Climate change can bring about droughts and to make matters worse, “deforestation encourages higher levels of water consumption for livestock and crops” (“17 Important Pros and Cons of deforestation”). There is this cycle that goes on, as deforestation continues to occur, climate change effects become more prominent since it can result in more utilization of water. This will then cause less water to be available, and result in climate change creating droughts; the environment is getting damaged.
The loss of land is also due to mining as well creating another source of income in South America. Although deforestation is a popular way of means, the effects of it are long lasting. Deforestation leads to issues in South America such as mudslides, loss of virgin forests, loss of habitats, and the loss of homelands. Without trees to secure fertile soil, erosion occurs and sweeps the land turning it into rivers. It is estimated that one third of the world’s farmable land has
There are two ways in which it is done: cutting down the trees then burning everything else, and the elimination of the photosynthesis (“How Does Deforestation Cause Global Warming?”). The first method of slash-and-burn is releasing even more CO2, but is still used because no high-tech machinery is needed. Instead we are loosing that possibility even more, because after burning the soil, it loses its fertility. The second reason is killing the trees that, using photosynthesis, could potentially use carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Thus, deforestation is also stimulating global warming.
Deforestation has a lot of negative effects on the Amazon Rainforest. Every time a tree falls down, there are fears that tribes won't be heard. Deforestation has led to decrease of native tribes. The Amazon Rainforest is a home to many native tribes and provides all they need. They fear that their tradition and culture might also disappear.