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.
The Amazon Rainforest trees provide the air that we need and the trees are been cut down which means we will have less oxygen in the atmosphere and more carbon dioxide. Eventually, all living things die. Deforestation increases the amount of carbon dioxide in the air because when the trees die they release carbon dioxide in the air. Native tribes rely on the trees for shelter and medicine. If the people living in the Amazon rainforest breath all the carbon dioxide in the air they will at some point get sick and die because they have little medication.
And, the persistent of monoculture eventually leads to the loss of biodiversity. “A case can be made that the corn plant’s population explosion on places like Iowa us responsible for pushing out not only other plants but the animals and finally the people, too”(Pollan 38). The economic temptation encourages the practice of monoculture instead of running a diverse farm. Species are forced to leave and clear the land for corn plantation. However, biodiversity is vital for sustainable development because every livestock and crops are completing the food chain.
When they take up this prairie grass then the soil isn't so rich which starts to form these black blizzards. Ranchers and farmers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, aggressively exploited the land and set up the region for ecological disaster. "Dust Bowl" When they dug up land they took out the grass and made the soil worse. Farmers were careless of what they dug up and took out. World war 1 enticed farmers to plow up millions of acres of natural grass cover to plant wheat.
According to the World Wildlife Fund, approximately twenty-seven soccer fields worth of trees are cut down per minute (Hook). Deforestation is a major environmental problem occurring all over the world. Trees are being cut down constantly for a number of reasons, which is greatly harming the environment. Deforestation is causing more and more problems in the world such as, global warming and loss of habitat. Trees are being cut down at a very fast rate and we need to do something about it before it is too late.
With the need for more animal pastures, and grazing land deforestation is occurring globally. To keep a factory farm running the use of fossil fuels to run machinery, and heat barns during the winter months causes even more pollution to the environment. This magazine provides an ample amount of information to prove that factory farming is damaging the environments in many ways, and regulations need to be put in place. "Pew Commission Says Industrial Scale Farm Animal Production Poses." "Unacceptable" Risks to Public Health, Environment.
A common type of grass that grew in the Dust Bowl region was buffalo grass (Doc. B). Buffalo grass only grew about four inches tall, but the grass was able to hold all the dirt beneath it. When farmers need that land they would remove the grass, increasing their chances of being caught in a “black blizzard”. Grass removal in the Great Plains was also due to overproduction of wheat during World War
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.
The English took whatever they wanted from the Native Americans and the land and made a profit off of it. Cronon explains a lumbering technique called griddling that the Colonists used on the trees, causing faster deforestation. The Europeans demolished large strips of forest for crops and pastures. Eventually the damage lead to more unpredictable weather, and the drying or flooding of rivers. Swamps developed in what were once dry areas, promoting disease in those parts of New England.