The atmosphere becomes more dry and the climate starts to get warmer. With less trees, areas can now dry out and become barren. This could drastically change the species lives living in those areas. Species that live in places where deforestation occurs are victims of the negative effects it has on the environment (TS). According to The World Counts, “70% of our world’s plant and animal species live in forests,” and when deforestation happens, animals lose their habitats.
Such practices have a negative effect on proper management of natural forest resources and ultimately the land is easily degraded (Asefa 1994). These factors adversely affected natural resources; particularly native forests Deforestation continues to cause environmental degradation in the form of land and water resources degradation as well as loss of native tree species. 2.4 Major Cause of Deforestation Deforestation is caused by what human beings do to the forests and can be accentuated by drought. Generally deforestation occurs when people clear forest for their personal need such as, for fuel, hunting, when they need the land to grow and harvest crops, for building houses, and at times because of religion beliefs (Sucoff, 2003).
But our primary source of energy is doing just that. Normally this process is slowly reversed over time as plants consume atmospheric carbon, eventually die, and get buried in rock. But thanks to us, plant mass is not as strong of a carbon neutralizing force since we routinely cut down their most robust members for resources and occupy much of their premium growing real estate. In the past increased environment toxicity and global warming akin to what we are managing to do with our incredible pollution has been known to devastate portions of the population, without which, the complex ecology of the time collapses. That is just it, we don’t need to directly kill everything to evoke a mass extinction, we just need to destabilize the biological systems in place, which we are doing.
Therefore, the importance of forest cannot be underrated (WWF 2016). Forest brings a lot of benefits to us such as forest supply us with the air that we breath, the table that made from wood that we use (WWF 2016). Furthermore, it also provides habitats for animals and some humans and prevent soil erosion (WWF 2016). According to WWF (2016), 30% of the earth’s surface are covered with forest and over 2 billion people depends on forest for their livings including 70 million native people. However, more than thirteen million hectares of forests are being destroyed every year because of the human’s activity such as deforestation and desertification (UN Sustainable Development 2016).
Forest fires have eaten away at wild life for years and will continue to run their course through the vastness of the United States, however the idea that humans should simply leave the forests alone to burn how they please is not a smart one.The United States Forest Service should continue thinning out forests and setting small fires to decrease the effect that these fires have on the nation. The fire that rushes through the nation when the weather gets dry and warm is not only destroying the forests, but is also destroying American homes. This year alone over five million acres of land have been destroyed by wildfires. Although that is a large amount of area, that number has decreased from the year before which spouts over nine million
One of the greatest case studies discussed in class regarding the impact of climate change is the modern day topography of Madagascar. While the initial cause of the desertification of Madagascar was caused by over logging and the exploitation of natural resources, the even further damage was caused by climate change and can be seen as an example of what could hypothetically happen in areas with dying vegetation. There are areas of Madagascar are completely eroded away due to the lack of trees and trees that grow back are immediately cut down again to be used by the population of Madagascar. This erosion has led to desertification of the land. Water that does come in contact with the land is unable to stay in the land because there is no vegetation to catch it - it turns into runoff which leads to landslides and mudslides.
Negative Human Impacts on Tropical Rainforests One of the major negative human impacts touching the tropical rainforests currently is deforestation. Deforestation is clearing large areas of forest land for non-forest uses. The main purpose land is cleared is for agricultural reasons. Farmers need this land to grow their crops on and to feed their cattle with. Due to the fact that the soil in tropical rainforests is fertile for only a few years, land has to be constantly cleared to make more space for farmland.
Global Warming is another huge threat to this biome. This threat is also getting progressively worse because of the deforestation. Deforestation is causing temperature changes, the lossage of the process of photosynthesis, and the shelters of many animals homes. Flooding in the tropical rainforest is not a major concern but it can sometimes be a threat. Although they normally are very common.
Rainforests are vital for human and animal lives as they are home to millions of species, and home to tribal people. Tribal people rely on their surroundings for food, shelter, and medicines but they are often destroyed. Deforestation affects both the animals and the people who live in a nearby area. Deforestation interferes with the health of human being and the environment throughout climate change, wildlife extinction, the production of oxygen, global warming, and much more. Deforestation kills more than just trees; when people finally want to change the environment for the better, it will be too
The author prepares us for the “end of globalization,” as it has created much damage to the social, economic, cultural, and spiritual fabric of a society, not leaving animals out (1). The impact on animals has been severe, sometimes low and sometimes immediate, when climate changes made a slow depart from ideal conditions for animal subsistence, and climate related natural disasters killing thousands of animals in one event. The biological damage that globalization has created is far more destructive than assumed and analysed, because the damage done once does multiple in the forest and subsequent natural environment changes making it difficult for animals to survive as they best could under previous unharmed conditions. The author is spot-on about the issues that emerges from globalization and is critical of the view that it serves public and global interest of all beings, because since the “dominant market system” of globalization has come to be used and misused, there has been consistent destruction of animals and their welfare (3). The quality and the amount of information that I have found in this source helped me with investigating about rare animal