Deforestation is the mass cutting down of trees, or the permanent destruction of forests. Deforestation is a world problem but is majorly found in South American countries like Brazil. The deforestation in the Brazilian rainforest first began in 1970. The rate of deforestation has only increased rapidly since then. Rain forests cover over 30% of Earth’s land. They provide massive amounts of oxygen and store carbon dioxide. Every second one and a half acres of forest is being cut down. The rate of deforestation per minute is equal to the same amount as 19 football fields, if this rate continues there are not going to be any forests within 100 years.This is a rapid amount and is expected to increase. Many rain forests have already been cleared. …show more content…
In the 1970’s, 9000 miles of streets and paths were created. In total this project cleared an uncountable number of trees. As a result of the streets available to the public now. Farmers had easy access to the rain forest and this resulted in the beginning of logging for farms. Farmers began to clear trees for land. Other people flooded the forest looking to obtain the wood or build there house in the forest for a cheaper price. The final and main cause of deforestation is the need for flat, treeless land. Most trees are cut down in order to create room for housing. The flat land is used for urbanization as well as cattle ranching. Cattle-Ranching is the #1 cause of deforestation. Cattle-Ranching makes up for ¾ of deforestation since the 2000’s. From the 1960’s to 1975 cattle ranching has made up for around 38% of the deforestation of the amazon rain forest. In present day cattle-ranching is credited with roughly 70% of …show more content…
Only some of these solutions have worked, many have been unsuccessful. One solution to deforestation is reforestation. Reforestation is the process of planting a lot of new trees to make up for the ones cut down. Alive trees will reduce the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The trees will also contribute to new wildlife habitats, restore water cycles, and rebuild carbon storage. The new trees will help store some of the carbon that was released from the cut down forests. A drawback to this concept is that although replanting trees is good, the lost ecosystems will not be able adapt back after losing their
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Thank you Aunt Bessie for giving me the opportunity to learn about the progressive era and letting me give your money to the three reforms I chose. I was very intrigued when I started researching about these four progressive reforms. Some things I found out were atrocious and the others just plain out disgusting. Although women 's suffrage is a huge issue, deforestation, child labor, and food safety struck me the most deserving. The progressive era was a time from about 1900 to 1920.
Subject- Deforestation affects majority of the population, including people and animals, across the nation and in my community. Situation or Problem- Deforestation is the action of eliminating trees, in forests, by cutting them down. The objective of deforestation is to create more land for construction and land establishments with the idea of not restoring thee trees back or replacing them. How it affects my community- Deforestation can disrupt the homes of many animals, including birds and fish.
Deforestation is still an unbeleafable issue even to this day. With our trees being cut down to make supplies and furniture, we struggle with keeping our ratio of trees being destroyed and trees being planted equal. It seems like that was also the case in the past. There was a significant amount of trees being cut down in 1920, the land looking much more barren than it did in 1650 (Document A, map). These trees, some of them taking more than three thousand years to rise tall, are being cut down.
The effect of reduced forest size has already had a measurable impact on the composition of our atmosphere in the relatively short amount of time we have been cutting them down(6). Ironically however it is the conversion of forest land to urban and agriculture use that has a more permanent and detrimental impact. Logging and urbanization lead to forest succession. Forest succession happens when there are changes to an environment that causes the composition of plant and animal species to change. New species succeed the existing ones as a result of things like changes in amount of shade, temperature, or the introduction of foreign species.
The ecosystem that I found to be the most interesting is the Daintree Rainforest. This rainforest is estimated to be 180 million years old and has a very fascinating and distinctive land. The Daintree Rainforest is a tropical rainforest that is located on the north east coast of Queensland, Australia; taking up a total of 0.1 percent of Australia’s land mass. The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest existing tropical rainforest in the world and the biggest rainforest located in Australia, it is a total of over 1,200 square kilometers in size. This forest got its famous name from a man named Richard Daintree, a 19th century Australian geologist and photographer.
According to the article Tropical Forest In Our Daily Lives, the rainforest provides so much for us. Basically, the land would be used to give and provide not only us but others in need all around the world. Proving that they provide food, medicine, shelter, cleaning, cosmetics, and much more to those in need on our planet. Lastly, in the article Deforestation: Positive and Negative Consequences, it talks about the negative and positive consequence of deforestation. Some of the positive consequences talk about how deforestation allows the process of communities to built be possible and how the land could be used to be converted into a productive land for agricultural uses.
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.
This means that a larger quantity of trees need to be planted than what are cut each year. This would allow for the services which the ecosystem provides such as the storage of carbon dioxide, keeping the balance between the water on the land and in the atmosphere and providing habitats for animals to keep being offered. Reforestation is, however, not a sustainable solution since there would be a need for a severely great effort if we were to be able to reduce the negative effects of deforestation. Reforestation furthermore won’t prevent species from becoming extinct since it wouldn’t be done near their habitats due to the presence of e.g. agricultural farmers. Nor will the newly planted trees be able to store the carbon dioxide which has been released prior to it having begun to grow.
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).
These effects of deforestation are obviously very bad, but there is one major positive effect of cutting down trees: it will help the economy. In developing countries, cutting down trees and selling their lumber could potentially become a major source of revenue for the government. In addition, they will also have more space to build things such as farms, which will boost the economy by giving more people
With deforestation being one of these roles because when we chop down these trees and plants of where animals habitats our it also releases a lot of carbon dioxide into the air. And if you didn’t know forests are major carbon storage centers, when deforestation happens all the carbon dioxide that is stored in these forests; is released back into the atmosphere. Deforestation not only contributes to changes in the climate, it also causes localized changes in the weather. Trees transpire, or release water into the atmosphere, during photosynthesis. This water replenishes clouds and maintains rainfall.
For example, we need wood to generate paper and we use paper everyday in our lives. Many kinds of furniture like tables, shelves and chairs are made using wood. Agriculture was labeled as the number one culprit of deforestation. Land is cleared to grow crops.
When deforestation occurs, the wood of trees releases extensive amounts of carbon dioxide that only adds onto the greenhouse effect. An example of deforestation comes in the form of urbanization and the act to industrialize further within a country. In the last thirty years, India’s forest only covers 21 percent of the nation (23,716 Industrial Projects, 2016). Based on governmental information and data, lands are being curbed aside in order to organize commercial projects. These acts aren’t just happening in India.
The atmosphere becomes more dry and the climate starts to get warmer. With less trees, areas can now dry out and become barren. This could drastically change the species lives living in those areas. Species that live in places where deforestation occurs are victims of the negative effects it has on the environment (TS). According to The World Counts, “70% of our world’s plant and animal species live in forests,” and when deforestation happens, animals lose their habitats.