The Pachamama Alliance Organization claims that, “the tropical rainforests of South America are responsible for 20% of earth’s oxygen.” This proves the earth relies greatly on forests and may suffer consequences because of the speedy rate trees are being cut down. Deforestation also takes away the indigenous forest peoples’ homes and their ways of living. The World Wildlife Fund says that “three hundred million people worldwide live in forests and 1.6 billion depend on them for their livelihoods.” Cutting down trees destroys the habitats of the species that have lived and depended on the forests their whole lives. What happens when the people who live in the forest lose their homes? (Hypophora) It is not fair to the people who call the forest their home to lose their way of living.
As humanity becomes more advanced, some people are forgetting to pay attention to the most important thing, Earth. Humans are unintentionally causing irreversible damage to the surface of the Earth. Deforestation is caused by the need for living space, wood, and other natural resources. While clearing out forests, many species are going extinct because of habitat loss and pollution. In other parts of the world, land degradation, which is caused by intense agricultural practices is preventing food security in many developing countries.
Not only does illegal logging and deforestation lead to lower land area with forest cover, but it also accounts for approximately 11% of carbon emissions.” this means that illegal logging is one of the leading causes of climate changes, which can easily turn into serious disaster like flood, tornado, and drought etc. however that’s not all, illegal logging not just change the climates, but also responsible for the disappearing of forest around the world. she also claims that illegal logging caused serious problem for biodiversity. Species from both plants and animals that are short in numbers are approaching to extinction even more. The pace of species loss has increased significantly these days.
The world’s most expansive forest, the Amazon, is the site of the greatest projected loss of natural life-sustaining habitat and beauty due to deforestation which makes efforts to conserve the forest and save its defenseless inhabitants a critical priority and essential duty of our time. Deforestation affects the world in a negative way, with the most dramatic impact being the loss of habitat for millions of species. In fact, “80% of Earth’s land animals and plants live in forests.” (National Geographic Deforestation 1) Animals would lose shelter, food resources, and breeding area. Without an ample number of trees, the forests would lose its canopy which would cause extreme temperature swings that are lethal to plants and animals. The loss of trees also impacts climate change, since trees aid the water cycle by returning water vapor to the atmosphere.
Example for this one is when you cut one tree you are supposed to plant a certain amount of plants to be able to replace that tree that you took. Another human activity that causes land pollution is agricultural activities. There is an increase to human population therefore causing the demand for food to rise. For this reason the farmers then use fertilizers to avoid insects and pests from pestering their crops so that they would be able to produce more. But excessive use of these fertilizers may cause the soil to get contaminated and poisoned.
Indonesia contains the world’s third largest area of rainforest. Thus I can see how, if the area that I use for slash-and-burn is the only one that holds a particular species, it could result in extinction. Because slash and burn agriculture is often practiced here in Indonesia where biodiversity is extremely high, endangerment and extinction may increase. When slash-and-burn is practiced by large populations, there is a temporary or permanent loss of forest cover, this process is dubbed ‘deforestation’, it has many negative effects on the environment. Deforestation drives climate change.
Throughout history, deforestation has had a variety of effects on the global world. As the world and the people on it grow and develop, deforestation increases as well. The United States and Brazil are specific countries that have lost millions of acres of land to deforestation. This massive clearing of land and forests has a major impact on these countries such as climate change, species extinction, and environmental and biodiversity corruption. The land, environments, and species destroyed take 50 or more years to regrow.
INTRODUCTION Soil degradation is a most serious environmental problem in many countries. One of the most important driving forces of soil degradation is human activities. Human activities often influence the natural processes in soil. According to (Doran et al., 1998; Cavelier et al., 1999; Chew, 2001; Liu et al., 2002; Johnson and Lewis, 2007; Seeger and Ries, 2008) defined deforestation as a perceptible aspect of human activities in environment. This change has many effects that can appear through the reduction of chemical and physical qualities of the soil resources.
In the article “Tropical Deforestation,” by Rebecca Lindsey, published on March 30, 2007, by NASA Earth Observatory it discusses Tropical rain forests, Sub-tropical forests, Mediterranean forests, Temperate forests, Coniferous forests, Montana and Plantation forest and how they are a vital storehouse of biodiversity, sustaining millions of different animals, birds, algae and fish species. The problem of tropical deforestation is now recognized as a very serious and important issue throughout the globe. No matter what type of forest it is they are being cut down to make more room for the growing nations. This article gives us an idea of how deforestation is not only affecting the economy, but also biodiversity and that if we keep going down
Deforestation is the process of cutting down and destroying trees in a habitat/ecosystem for human advantage, usually profit. Of all the areas on Earth being deforested, the Amazon Rainforest is the largest target. Over 750,000 square kilometers of The Amazon Rainforest have been destroyed across Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and French Guiana. 79% of deforestation of the Amazon takes place in Brazil. Rainforests are cut down for a variety of reasons, mostly for agriculture and profit.