Deforestation: The Dangers And Causes Of Global Warming

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Global warming is a very sensitive topic and one of the biggest troubles facing the world nowadays. Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperatures of the air and sea at Earth’s surface and the climate change. Over decades, scientists and researchers have made plenty of researches and decided that the temperature of the world is rising. However, this increase in temperature is mainly due to human activities on the Earth’s surface. In its recently released Fourth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 1,300 independent scientific experts from different countries around the world are grouped together under the patronage of the United Nations to study the global warming issue and they concluded that…show more content…
Deforestation is the elimination and clearing of forests or trees on Earth on a massive scale and transform into a non-forest use. At the current rate of deforestation, rain forests of the world could disappear in a hundred of years. There is not a single cause for deforestation but there are multiple processes that cause deforestation to happen. It can happen for many reasons like cut down the trees to be used as a fuel, agricultural expansion and infrastructure expansion. Deforestation can be more dangerous than the total exhausts emissions of all the cars and trucks in the world. The Telegraph newspaper, for instance, stated that deforestation accounts for approximately fifth of greenhouse gas emissions per year which is more than the whole transportation forms combined together (Gray, L. 2009). Forests have a real effect on local climate systems and can also influence the amount of daylight retained by the planet. For example, a report in The Guardian newspaper about climate change indicated the following “a new area of trees in a snowy region may create more warming than cooling overall by darkening the land surface and reducing the amount of sunlight reflected back to space” (The Guardian, 2011). As a consequence, deforestation should be controlled and the governments should take this issue…show more content…
Humans are responsible for making global warming and climate change through their activities. Some of these activities are the increasing of the greenhouse effect, deforestation and the melting of ice caps. On the other hand, there is no single solution to global warming and climate change that can directly end them but it can be decreased. For example, people should depend more on renewable energy resources to reduce the enormous pollution. Managing the forests and agricultural sources can also decrease the emissions of deforestation and forest degradation. Furthermore, individuals should buy recycled and certified products to enforce other companies to change their policies to zero deforestation
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