Deforestation leads to soil erosion and an increased frequency of floods and droughts. When trees are removed, there will be lesser tree roots to hold onto the soil and lesser rain will be intercepted by the different forest layers before hitting the ground. As estimated 62 percent
It causes an imbalance within the environment with the wildlife and the vegetation that creates the rainforest. Deforestation disrupts the wildlife’s longevity by creating issues such as their food source, mating habits, and shelter. As the forests go down, all animals use the rainforests as protection from humans, predators, and the sun. Most of the wildlife in the rainforests are herbivores. This produces a huge conflict because this makes their food sources very scarce and limited.
When deforestation is committed, the green cover which helps in balancing the atmosphere is reduced and it leads to natural disasters such as global warming, flash floods and green house effect. The animal kingdom is also suffered as the habitat destruction caused by land clearing in such a way that their natural habitat is lost for human’s benefits. Animals are being forced to move further away and adapt new regions or die
Environmental issues have led to food shortages , clean water and shelter materials and other basic resources. Because of forests, land , air and water degradation and suffering from these natural resources than people who live in other effects . In developed countries , on the other hand , technical And facilities such as air filters, water and fuel , refined food industry production, stockpiling, relieve themselves from the effects of Environmental degradation. In developing countries , deforestation has devastating effects of specific environments. Many people in rural areas, especially in tropical areas and depend on forests Food and other resources , deforestation and damage or eliminate the source of these materials .
This method revealed the topsoil, leaving it vulnerable to violent winds. In addition to this, farmers were moving their grazing animals to smaller areas to prepare more room for crops. This caused grazing animals to over-graze the land which additionally damaged it. The farmers also began to stop tilling the land, which was another method that left the fields vulnerable to wind. When farmers left the soil dry, this was called dry farming, which led to strong winds that created dust storms from
Effects such as these can have unpredictable effects on the environment. The effect of reduced forest size has already had a measurable impact on the composition of our atmosphere in the relatively short amount of time we have been cutting them down(6). Ironically however it is the conversion of forest land to urban and agriculture use that has a more permanent and detrimental impact. Logging and urbanization lead to forest succession. Forest succession happens when there are changes to an environment that causes the composition of plant and animal species to change.
Urban Approach of Contemporary Urban Theorists Contemporary urban theorists have concentrated on finding the effects of state involvement on the market mechanism. They are seperated from the traditional approach of not assessing the location of the cities as a data and have strived to establish a link between the theory and the real life since these effects are reflected in the structure of urban space. While the city has been established, the concept of desire line has established an approach that takes account of the relationship between the housing and workplaces. After II. World War, the new political winds in the world have led to the development of different urban life approaches and different efforts of urban perspective.
Urban sprawl has grown to be a serious threat to environmental and social capital. The challenges of Urban Sprawl to the environment and society needs to be measured and mitigated skillfully with serious and purpose oriented input from planners, government and the community. In metropolitan areas, Urban Growth Management has become a known discipline that is used efficiently to regulate land use. Urban Growth Management attempts to addresses and mitigate the negative repercussions of urban sprawl and it also facilitates in designing future policies to keep urban development sustainable. (Fertner, Jorgensen, Nielsen & Nilsson, 2016).
The plants of the rainforest turns carbon dioxide into H2O(oxygen) which is vital to both human and the inhabits of the rainforest. Most of the animals depend on each other to survive in the rainforest. The biodiversity of the rainforest ensures natural sustainability for all life forms. The importance of the rainforest to humans, it serves as a protectant to the nutrients in the soil the trees and plants maintain the soil quality. The rainforest helps maintain and regulate the continuous recycling of water that filter to the rivers, and lakes without this it would be more droughts, it supports air quality and helps trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce H2O.
The topic that I have chosen to address in this unit is urban sprawl’s threat to biodiversity in our world. Urban sprawl is the term used to describe the expansion of developed and inhabited areas into the previously natural landscape, this term is most often associated with areas that are expanding at a rapid pace. Biodiversity is the term used to represent the total variety of life present in a given area. Biodiversity can be used on a global scale or can be localized to represent what is present in any given area. The ethical question posed by pitting urban sprawl vs. biodiversity hinges on what one considers to be in the best long-term interest of the world as a whole.