Forests store carbon dioxide as they grow and mature, yet when they are degraded or cleared, by means of deforestation, the carbon stored is released back into the atmosphere. Deforestation causes soil erosion, habitat destruction and loss of biological diversity. It destroys the habitats of millions of species which could lead to their extinction, also causing destruction in the biological food chains and balance of the ecosystems. Deforestation leaves soil bare to erosion and leaching. This will lead to the soil losing its fertility over time.
The forests always had occasional fires for as long as there had been a forest, but the frequency and the severity of man-made fires resulted in a negative environmental impact as well as social discontent over forest depletion. Large scale fires result in a loss of topsoil. The hot temperatures reached in large fires burns away the topsoil and organic material in the soil that is vital to the health of the forest. Less vegetation as a result of forest fires doubles the amount of runoff flowing into mountain streams, and increases the speed at which snow melts and fills streams. Effects such as these can have unpredictable effects on the environment.
This means that as we destroy these plants, we destroy the potential to cure life-threatening illnesses and diseases. Deforestation comes in many forms. It is cleared by chainsaws, bulldozers and unsustainable logging for its timber value as well as fires and degradation due to climate change. This is followed by farming and ranching operations. Increasing proportions of deforestation is because of industrial activities and large scale agriculture.
Trees hold the carbon dioxide in, so once they are damaged, they will release the carbon dioxide. Climate change is not only harmful to the environment but also to living species. Climate change can bring about droughts and to make matters worse, “deforestation encourages higher levels of water consumption for livestock and crops” (“17 Important Pros and Cons of deforestation”). There is this cycle that goes on, as deforestation continues to occur, climate change effects become more prominent since it can result in more utilization of water. This will then cause less water to be available, and result in climate change creating droughts; the environment is getting damaged.
Argumentative Essay Zeena Morar 12J Climate change is currently being felt around the world and unless the developed world makes substantial changes to its selfish ways, we are all doomed to face the fires of hell on earth. One third of the earth’s land is currently threatened as what we do to the air, land and water affects the balance of ecosystems and ultimately the world. The developed world uses wood for mining, building, furniture and paper. Saw and paper mills that are used to create these products, pollute the air and water. When large areas of trees are cut down, the earth loses an important source of oxygen.
Tropical rainforests are found in areas of land close to the equator. They are hot and humid, have lots of annual rainfall and have lots of biodiversity. These beautiful places are being affected by human deforestation which contributes to the global issue of global warming. Human population is growing and expanding into these areas, cutting down forest to do so and taking away its biodiversity. Before we talk about pressing issue with the rainforests, let 's get a better idea of what they are.
These impacts involve the blocking of animal habitat by mine camps or tracks or even total habitat loss due to removal of vegetation. Deforestation is the most obvious impact of mining and has also an impact on depending species, supports erosion as well as landslides because of unprotected soil. Aside from that soil degradation is another problem, which influences domestic vegetation and might changes the whole vegetation
Biomes determined by the climate is the world’s major communities, it’s influenced by precipitation, and temperature. The range of circumstances that would allow a biome to successfully migrate, are a natural disaster, availability of water, logging of the forest causing a depletion, and a mass amount of land this provides us with more of a sustainable vegetation and food supply to help things grow and live. The circumstances that would destroy the biome and its biological diversity is increased human activity. Humans pollute the air, and ocean affecting freshwater biomes. The freshwater and marine biomes are said to be the most important.
Trees are being cut down at a very fast rate and we need to do something about it before it is too late. Deforestation has a major effect that is harmful to the world’s atmosphere (TS). Global warming is a result of deforestation and a main factor in hurting the atmosphere. Trees take in and store carbon dioxide, while producing oxygen
The consequences of global warming are extremely harsh seasons, untimely rains, extended summers and floods that results in human deaths, destruction of flora and fauna in addition to the huge economical losses. Although not much can be done to emission of GHGs from natural sources, but emission through human activities can be evaluated and corrective measures can be suggested so as to minimize them. Carbon footprinting is the measure