One and a half acres of forest is cut down per second for our own needs. If the current rate of deforestation continues then it won 't take long before we destroy all rain forests on earth. The reasons for deforestation in the Amazon include agriculture, Cattle ranching, logging, mining, oil companies, and dams. There are over 121 different natural remedies that can be found in the rain forest that could be used as medicines. Not only do we use the rain forests for products and land space but we also get oxygen out of it.
Over the last fifty years, deforestation levels have massively increased. In 1980 rainforests covered about 14% of the world, and now they cover only a mere 6%. The rainforests in Brazil are equally decreasing. So considering the resurgence of deforestation practices in Brazil and the world, the United Nations should regulate deforestation to protect the world 's largest rainforest and the
Honduras being one of the world’s least developed countries is the highest in deforestation as well. So, what causes deforestation in Honduras, and what are the effects it has had on the country? Honduras is the leading country in deforestation due to agricultural demand and illegal logging in the last two decades. The agricultural need for flat land is the biggest
In 1975 an official census was taken and concluded that the population of Somalia was approximately 10,616,380.2 Since then because of the famine and clan wars that have plagued Somalia, the census bureau has been unable to acquire a more recent and updated population estimate. Of the approximately 10.6 million people who call Somalia their home, in 2014 almost 35,000 living adults were infected with either HIV or AIDS.2 If that wasn’t bad enough the people of Somalia are constantly trying to avoid contracting a number of other bacteria and diseases. Some of the worst are a protozoal diarrhea, Hepatitis A&E, typhoid fever, dengue fever, malaria and rabies.2 Because of the combination of these diseases and bacteria accompanied by the
Medications are used to prevent diseases in the animals and testing is done to ensure that animals are disease free before products go to the consumer. Conventional farming is how most farms farm today because it is more economical for producers and consumers as produce can be produced on a bigger scale to supply global demand. Inorganic is much easier with fewer restrictions, quicker and cheaper to produce. The consumer also tends to steer towards inorganic products as they are easier to find, cheaper and sometimes more nutritional as vitamins have been added. Consumers also claim that it tastes better and has a longer shelf
“It is estimated that in 100 years, there will be no rainforests left. The rate of deforestation is equal to the loss of 20 football fields every minute.” (“Deforestation Facts” 1) As a result, there are fewer trees to absorb carbon emissions and groundwater, which affects climate and the water table. Deforestation is the loss of trees, usually due to manmade causes, such as urbanization, mining, logging, and agricultural activities. One of the most overall effected forests is the Amazon. 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.
The Brazilian Amazon covers approximately 59% of Brazil’s land and is unmatched in terms of resource supply and biodiversity. The Amazon is losing more of its forests at a higher rate than anywhere else in the world. Approximately 1.5 million hectares of forests are cut down each year for timber (Asner et al). Deforestation in Brazil was started mainly by ranchers, large farmers and logging companies. Deforestation on a large scale began in the Brazilian Amazon during the 1970s and grew as an industry steadily until the country’s recession from the late 1980s up until 1991.
Moreover, if they had the support, they would not have died that way. Despite, that all happen due to the climate and environmental implications but, if they are treated well by government, they would be alive a little more. For this reason, poverty is the fertile land of these infectious
The Brazilian Amazon is home to 40% of the world’s tropical rainforest. Incidentally, it also has the world’s fastest rate of deforestation. Tropical Rainforests around the world are lost at the rate of one acre per second with the average rate of Brazilian Amazon being such that 2 million hectares of forest land are cleared every year. There are multiple causes for this extensive rate of deforestation and this paper will address four such causes namely (1) rapid population growth, (2) industrial logging and mining, (3) changing spatial patterns of deforestation, and (4) wildfires. Moreover, there are several Brazilian state policies that encourage deforestation practices of which this paper will look at five key aspects – (1) taxes on agricultural income, (2) rules of land allocation, (3) land taxes, and (4) tax credit schemes and subsidized credits.
In Kenya, at this point in time food shortages and hunger gaps are not just occurring at certain times of the year when there is expected less rain fall; instead because of the massive climate changes Kenya is currently experiencing a nationwide drought, affecting multiple regions across the country from Turkana, Rift Valley, and Laikipia to Mandera. 1. The Guardian newspaper issued an article in March 2014 stating that aid workers were “warning of a looming humanitarian crisis in North West Kenya, where a year long drought and the late arrival of the rainy season have left more than 300,000 people in desperate need of food and water”. The article goes on to state how the people of Turkana are “undergoing a lot of starvation” as pastoralists flee with their livestock to neighbouring countries in search of food. Men leave their wives and children at home in order to sustain their livestock which is primarily consumed and used by them for meat and milk.
The project called for large-scale planting of trees across the Great Plains, stretching through a 100-mile wide zone from Canada to northern T.X, to protect the land from erosion. Native trees, such as red cedar and green ash, were planted along fence rows separating properties, & the farmers were paid to plant & cultivate them. The project was estimated to cost 75 million dollars over a period of 12 years. When disputes arose over funding sources the project was considered to be a long-term strategy, and therefore ineligible for emergency relief funds,the FDR transferred the program to the WPA, where the project had
Environmental damage alone kills about 1.8 million people per year, 20% of whom are under the age of five (The Hidden Tragedy, 2015). This number is higher than the number of casualties caused by malnutrition and any other preventable disease combined (The Hidden Tragedy, 2015). Such high rates of fatality prove that there is a problem, specifically within industrializing nations. For example, a 2010 survey reported that in China alone, 1.2 million died prematurely from the effects of air and water pollution (Wong, 2013). That is equivalent to 25 million years of life lost that could have otherwise been dedicated to groundbreaking scientific advancements, literary masterpieces, and revolutionary social changes (Wong, 2013).
Did you know, one and a half acres of forest is destroyed every second? Rainforests are being destroyed at alarming rates, and serious things need to be done! If we don’t stop rainforests from being cut down, animals will go extinct, and habitats will be destroyed. Trees are being cut down faster than they can regrow! Did you know it takes 65 years for one rain forest tree to grow to full size according to "How Long Does It Take a Rainforest tree to Regenerate?
The environment, which is an externality, is effected by the large amount of pollution that corporations produce. An externality is “a secondary or unintended consequence.” (Merriam-Webster) As big business continue to produce vast quantities of goods, they drain natural resources, add tons of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, and have no consideration for the land humans live on. In the movie The Corporation it is disused that many habitats are being destroyed which cause many species to become extinct. (Landau) For, example corporations are cutting down forests to produce goods. These forests will take decades to regrow and the millions of animals that just had their habitat destroyed will most likely be unable to adapt to a new environment.