Essay About Deforestation

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Deforestation is destroying our Earth

Deforestation is destroying our planet and making it unsafe for us to live on. Unfortunately, each year deforestation rates are increasing. First, let me inform you about deforestation. Deforestation is the clearance, clearing, or removal of a forest or stand of trees in which the land is converted to a non-forest use. Some examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland to farms, ranches, or urban use. Tropical rainforests are where the most concentrated deforestation occurs. Although, deforestation does occur in heavily populated areas as well.

Deforestation has many negative effects on the environment. The most dramatic impact is a loss of habitat for millions of species. Seventy percent of Earth’s land animals and plants live in forests, and many cannot survive the deforestation that destroys their homes. Loss of habitat can lead to species extinction. It also has negative consequences for medicinal research and local populations who rely on the animals and plants in the forests for hunting and
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Not to mention, 20% of the world’s oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest. Rainforests in the Amazon have declined by 17 % in the last 50 years as a result of deforestation Oxygen comprises only about 21% of the airs chemical component, although it’s very crucial to sustain life on earth. Forests sustain nearly 80% of the world's terrestrial organisms. Nearly one acre of trees in urban forests can produce enough oxygen for eight people and extracts about 188 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air. Living organisms, from single celled animals to humans, use oxygen to produce the energy required to sustain them. Since trees are on the larger plant side, their production of oxygen is significant. It is estimated that 40% of the earth's oxygen is produced by tropical rainforests, though they cover only about 6 % of the
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