Death by Deforestation “Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people” (F.R). Deforestation is caused mainly by human activities, which have increased global warming. In general, deforestation affects the hot and dry areas of the Amazon, but this loss is more than just its regional effect. It is impossible to overstate the impact made by humans destroying the forests. These actions transform forests into vulnerable lands that will be more impacted by climate changes, and therefore representational of the great powers of global environmental change.
“Effects of Deforestation on Biodiversity and Species Extinction in the Amazon Rainforest” Brazil’s Amazon rainforest covers one third of South America, and is the world’s largest and richest ecosystem -- home to more than half of the world’s animal and plant species. FOOTNOTE Rainforests, like the Amazon, are critically important environments in maintaining the health and biodiversity of the plant and animal species living on the planet. However, the survival of millions of species is threatened every day. Among these destructive forces are climate change, poaching, and hunting. However, deforestation – the process of tree cutting to clear large swaths of land mainly for agricultural purposes, like cattle raising, is one of the most pervasive
Deforestation in the Amazon When the words Amazon Rainforest are mentioned, the first couple of things that come to mind are nature, wild life, and culture etc. This is because Amazon Rainforest is home to about thirty percent of the entire species on Earth, such as animals and plants. Unfortunately, mankind has destroyed a large percentage of the rainforest in a process called deforestation, also known as clear-cutting.
Deforestation is a method of removing trees and forests through the process of cutting and burning, this has been around for hundreds of years. In countries like South America, the people turn to agriculture to meet the needs of everyday life, which leads to deforestation. In poor communities in places like South America, farming is the way of life because this is how they survives and make money. By the removing of trees, it creates more space for farming grazing, and it’s a source of income for many people. 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.
Deforestation has led to another of many reasons of global warming and low rainfall, which can affect crops for farmers. How it affects resources, services and finance and etc- In resources, deforestation provides a lot of different type of oil, like palm oil and lumber, cattle ranching, farming, buildings, paper, homes, furniture and urbanization. Even though it decreases a natural resources, many different types of other resources are created as a result. Since it provides people with enterprise, it can benefit the distribution of trade with other countries, and increase job opportunities.
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.
Introduction: Description: Deforestation is defined as the permanent destruction of forests in order to make land available for other uses. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 18 million acres of forest are lost each year. This equals to approximately 36 football fields of forest being cleared each minute. Though deforestation occurs all over the world, it’s the tropical forests which are being particularly targeted. Due to this countries such as Indonesia, Brazil, the Democratic republic of Congo and Thailand have a very
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. The people that live in this forest are called the Kuku Yalanji and they have existed
Floods, and specifically flash floods are easily susceptible because creeks and rivers that were once dry fill quickly during heavy rain. Colorado also has problems with flash floods because of the massive wildfires and droughts. Wildfires burn up all of the plants and leave burn scars. In term, water is not being absorbed in the soil and plants as it normally would have been. Droughts can cause flooding because the dryness associated with droughts causes the soil to harden and become arid.
These studies show that deforestation and climate change could threaten the rainforest through the 21st century. Despite the fact that the generations of today will be dead by the time these catastrophic predictions come to be, preserving the Amazon rain forests still should be a priority to everyone on Earth. Protecting the rain forest that is left, replanting the deforested areas, and introducing new farming methods would be a wonderful start. There are ways to save the rainforest of the Amazon.
They impact The combination of selective logging and wildfire damage turns these once lush rainforests into measly scrubs of smaller trees and vines, which stores 40 percent less carbon than undisturbed forests. It’s important because if the 40% keeps growing more and more every year then the time we know it the rainforest will be gone. Loggers don’t just cut down trees they also make roads in the rainforest, also they also clear areas for farmers and cattle ranchers, which needs a lot of land to feed lots of cows and plants that need space because of their roots. When loggers cut down trees what will happens to all the animals that live in the trees? The animals will have to find a new home in the rainforest, but then what will happen when all the trees are gone?
When animals lose their habitat (Anadiplosis), they are not accustomed to their new surroundings and could potentially go extinct. Species depend on forests to survive and when the forests are cut down, the animals have nothing left. Forests are heavily depended on for resources and ways of life. 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
2.8.2 Urbanization Urbanization led many areas becomes more modernized. Lowland areas have been reclaimed by taking land from the hills. There are also small rivers that filled up to be used as a building site. Activities such as these are a common factor of flooding. In the past, creeks and valleys turned into water flow, now the area has been covered with soil.