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.
Deforestation means cutting down trees in the forests and on land. Trees take in carbon dioxide from the air to produce oxygen for the planet. Pollution is another cause of global warming. Pollution is the smoke that is released by vehicles which run on fuel. Pollution is also the
The deforested trees release greenhouse gases that were stored, into the atmosphere which takes part in polluting the air. In Lauren Bennett’s article, “Deforestation and Climate Change,” she states, “As burning trees occurs, it can release hundreds of years worth of stored carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.” Her idea shows the disadvantage of causing harm to trees. Furthermore, she explains that the carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere accounts for about 25% of greenhouse gas production (Bennett). The release of carbon dioxide is one-fourth of the cause that damages the atmosphere by increasing the effects of climate change. Trees hold the carbon dioxide in, so once they are damaged, they will release the carbon dioxide.
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.
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 lorax shows kids and adults what happens if people continue to cut down trees and how it affects the world today. The movie also shows global warming, and polluting.The cutting of trees is called deforestation and it affects the carbon dioxide that is produced by trees. THe town that ended up being a result of the cutting of tree was Thneedville. Thneedville is basically a plastic city that uses water that is evaporated to make clean and cool air. Thneedville trees are plastic to and are remote controlled bases on the season they would like.
Humans have been around for a while and they are known to change and adapt to their surroundings. Many different groups over the course of history have been affected by deforestation because of the resources the rainforest provide. The rain forest is used as a supply of resources for people not only in South America but around the world as well. As the forest has been cleared away, species have been cleared with it. This is problematic for the indigenous people whose lives depend upon the on the resources the rainforest provides.
They are focusing on “Reducing the emissions of deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries”, meaning that they are trying to minimize the effects deforestation has on climate change by making the machines responsible for tearing down forests run more efficiently, as well as reducing the rate at which it is happening altogether. The common idea between the two approaches is to not completely stop deforestation, but rather to slow it down to a point at which it is sustainable again. Every life form on earth is, through one way or another dependent on the Amazon rainforest biome. We as humans are, being the most intelligent species ever to exist on earth, particularly responsible for the well-being of our beloved rainforests. It is easy to think that as an individual one has extremely limited power over the situation, however through wonderful organisations such as the WWF we are able to stand united to reduce deforestation, and finally boost the sustainability of the earth’s resources by a significant amount.
When its habitat was largely destroyed due to deforestation, so was its population, with only 150 in existence in the 1970s. It was the plight of this little primate that motivated conservationists to take action to save the species. In fact, their habitat was so fragmented, that it took the work of conservationists, increasing funding from the Brazilian government, and an awareness campaign to stem deforestation. Today, their population in the wild has increased to 1,500; however, pastures and road prevent them from expanding into new areas. Conservationists have plans to seek funding to create “forest corridors” to allow isolated groups to join up, creating a self-sustaining tamarin population for years to
In the “Deforestation” article under the heading Increased Greenhouse Gas Emissions, it states, “Tropical forests hold more than 210 megatons of carbon, and deforestation represents around 15% of greenhouse gas emissions.” A side effect of this is that greenhouse gases are being emitted into the atmosphere. The gas, when being released into the atmosphere, contributes to the rising temperature, the changes in the weather and water, and an increase in extreme weather events. When the greenhouse gases are emitted into the air the weather pattern can change an affect the forest dwelling creatures, their habitat and decrease the ability to get food and water. Some believe that this can be one of the major causes that it contributing to global warming today. Deforestation is an important issue that needs to be addressed and discussed soon.
Also, anyone, from large companies to small families, should invest in recycled products, such as recycled wood or paper. According to the article “Solutions to Deforestation”, “Forests around the world have been home to Indigenous peoples for tens of thousands of years. Evidence shows that when Indigenous peoples’ rights to traditional lands and self-determination are respected, forests stay standing. But too often, corporations and governments overlook or intentionally trample the rights of Indigenous peoples” (1). In making this comment, this article shows that deforestation does not only hurt the environment, but it is also pushing Indigenous people out of their land.
Losing carbon storage from deforestation is increasing the amount of greenhouse gas let into our atmosphere. These green house gases such as carbon dioxide serves like a force field. Although they are able to block out some of the heat from the sun, it is also trapping the heat inside Earth’s atmosphere causing an increase in the global climate. With the increase in climate, it is also affecting the other environmental issues like previously stated, the rise in sea level as the temperature thus causing the polar ice caps to melt. According to speciesatriskbc.ca, there are 754 species listed in the BC Conservation Data Centre’s list of endangered, threatened or even extirpated, completely wiped out in a region but still exists somewhere else.