The buzzing of the chainsaw blares throughout the Amazon Rainforest; birds flock to the sky, tigers dash away, scared for their safety and home as the chainsaw is destroying it. The chainsaw slices through the rough, brown exterior of the trees, one by one leaving none standing. Brazil used to have the highest deforestation rate, although the rate has gone down, it is still occurring in Brazil. As stated in the article “17 Important Pros and Cons of deforestation”, from Green Garage, it clarifies the fact that an estimate of 30% of the land on earth is covered with trees, but as the years progress many forests have been cut down in favor of the benefits it brings to the human population. Although the benefits that come with deforestation are
The mass production of sugarcane had multiple effects on the American society, some of which were beneficial for the society while others caused issues and problems. Sugar became a new ingredient for daily uses, a way to earn money, caused an increase in slavery, and issues with the economy and environment. Overall, whether the outweighed effect was beneficial or harmful, the effect was a major impact on the American society. One effect sugar had on American society was its use as an ingredient. In the text it states, “...over the centuries it’s been a medicine, a spice, a symbol of royalty, and an instrument of disease, addiction, and oppression.” ( Testere, 1).
POINT 3: Excessive amounts of sugar can lead to cancer contributing from high levels of insulin and certain artificial sweetener have been linked to cancer as well. Subject A, Point 3: Excessive amounts of sugar can cause cancer. Eating too much sugar causes inflammation and high insulin levels, both linked to cancer, especially of the pancreas, breast and colon. Sugar is the real danger when it comes to heart disease (Sugar Surprise). Added sugars can cause inflammation and damage to arterial walls which can result in heart disease.
On the other hand, the cons of using sugarcane for ethanol fuel production in Brazil include environmental degradation and the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (Martinelli et al., 2008). For regions in the United States of America that produce sugarcane, biofuel sources are more evenly distributed so it provides a security of supply domestically (Hahn-Hägerdal et al., 2006). As a result, the production of ethanol fuel from corn instead of sugarcane became a desirable source of renewable energy in the United States of America large in part due to lower greenhouse gas
She says that eating lots of sugar has been shown to worsen joint pain because of the inflammation they cause in the body. Also, studies show that sugar consumption can increase your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Joints are the major reasons we function. Why not take a break from sugar to be healthy? Sugar isn’t worth being in critical condition.
The high demand for more farmland helps drive the need to cut down more trees, which in turn, contributes to deforestation. Tropical forests have the highest impact rate when it comes to deforestation due to agriculture. In the tropics, only the topsoil is highly fertile, so when the nutrient-rich soil is gone, people cut down more trees to find more fertile topsoil. Tropical forests lose thousands of acres daily due to agricultural use. One way people take out trees for agriculture us is a process called “slash and burn”.
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1. Background of the problem About 62% of sugar in the world is produced from sugarcane while sugar beets accounts for 38%, (Wada et al., 2006). Sugarcane is also a source of bio-fuel. According to Litch (2008), Brazil produce ethanol which it exports to other countries such as United States of America, Sweden, Japan, among others. According to Kenya sugar industry strategic plan 2010-2014, the sugar industry is a major contributor to the agricultural sector which is the mainstay of the economy and supports livelihoods of at least 25% of the Kenyan population.
Another effect will be that wood will be expansive because of its rareness, and that will trigger criminal to illegal cut the remaining trees for profits. Another result that will cause by habitat destruction is the decrease of oxygen amount. Since trees are enormous plants, their production of oxygen is significant. It is expected by Curley (2017) that 40 percent of the earth's oxygen is generated by tropical rainforests, though they cover only about 6 percent of the land. Rainforests in the Amazon have reduced by 17 percent in the last 50 years as a result of deforestation and that will work on decreasing the amount of oxygen and rising the mortality rate of all living beings.
Deforestation brings lots of negative impacts such as destruction of the natural habitats of thousands of flora and fauna in the forest that have grown vast enough to provide the nutrition and water (London 2014) . Deforestation also causes soil erosion and depletion of the nutrition that is contained within the soil (London 2014). Apart from that, deforestation will also increase the emission of carbon dioxide. When the trees and plants are being cut down and removed, the carbon dioxide gas will increase and it is part of the greenhouse gasses that contributed to the greenhouse effects (Cairoli 2002). Therefore, the carbon dioxide stored is released back to the atmosphere when the big trees and plants are cutting down.
This is because, the more biodiversity preserved, the more plants there are to absorb the excessive CO2 that the humans make in their daily human activities and industrial processes, such as, driving a car, deforestation, and factory work, these all have global effects. In the Amazon rainforest, rain has always been the key to the rich diversity of life. However, nowadays, scientists claim that due to global warming, the rains the nourish the amazons will very likely diminish. In around 2001, results were released regarding climate change, that 2 and a half degrees will increase in average global temperature, and will be the beginning of Amazon dieback. In 2015, it has been claimed that the Amazon rainforest is taking up a third less carbon than a decade ago.