Therefore, a big problem we have now is deforestation of the Amazon. People harm this environment and this affects our climate. People illegally cut down trees in the Amazon, harming the economy. The influence of the Amazon is so great that there is even a preservation law to prevent deforestation in Brazil (according to WWF International). As you can see, people are worried about our Amazon Rainforest and are trying to preserve it as best they can to further help our
Somebody has to try and stop it ” (Abbey 188). He believes God will forgive their actions because the powerful elite oppresses both the impoverished people and the Earth. Consequently, the environmental activist group Earth First! and others incorporated “monkeywrenching,” attacks on property and machinery used to destroy the natural world, based on Abbey’s novel to incite a radical environmental movement in America to end environmental racism
“Rafael Orjuela is a communal leader who lives in Remolinos del Caguan, a village located eight hours by river from the capital of Cartagena del Chaira, a municipality that, according to 2015 official figures, was first among in deforested areas of Colombia. Of the 23,812 hectares of forest cleared in Caqueta, 20% of the total deforested in Colombia, 10,822, were lost mainly due to the expansion of the agricultural frontier. He arrived at Remolinos del Caguan in the early eighties and recalls that the guerrillas who at the time ruled the forests that connect the eastern cordillera with the Amazonian savannas told everyone that coca crops were drastically decreasing, so they had to clear more land. Although deforestation in Caqueta has been a long-term problem, just late last year the Colombian government decided to prioritize deforestation control plans. Rafael Orjuela estimates 20,000 hectares of forest were cleared only in Cartagena del Chaira after FARC 's departure.
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
When reading more about the treadmill production it brings to light how it is affecting minority communities who live in proximity to environmental dangers. Minority groups are more likely to live environmental hazards because of capitalist production and the unequal exposure. The authors emphasize the destruction of the U.S. military of Native American lands calling it the environmental genocide because it is degrading their lands and pollution. The sacrifice of the Native Lands is understood as an example of the treadmill destruction. US military used and damaged native American lands for their own gains.
This chapter also discusses funding for the Global South against the changing climate, including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and other NGOs. Chapter seven discusses the complications with trying to put clean energy systems; dams, solar energy, etc. into the jungle because of the industrious changes that would be needed for the land. At the same time, trying to go against these new clean energy sources can be dangerous because it can get you killed by not the environment but the people who own the business. When it comes to clean energy, the politics are more dangerous than the environment changing.
Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, and how it affects its species The Amazon rainforest houses at least 146 000 of the world’s known species. Flora and fauna included, this accounts for a staggering tenth of all forms of life currently existing on planet earth. It represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests, and spans across 5.5 million square kilometres of the South American continent. The rainforest is also the biggest natural “lung” of the earth, and is responsible for at least 20% of the conversion of carbon dioxide into oxygen all across the globe. The same percentage of the world’s freshwater reserves can be found in the Amazon River basin alone.
A Proposal & Annotated Bibliography Although there are positive impacts and effects of Deforestation so that we gain more land to cultivate crops and fed thousands of people, I claim that Deforestation can cause negative effect to the people and other living flora and fauna because due to deforestation nature is experiencing serious drought that directly causes negative impact on the people and the natural ecosystem, it causes global warming which is one of the serious environmental issues in the present context and causes soil erosions like landslide, floods etc that directly concern with the health and safety issue of wildlife as well as peoples. Annotated Bibliography Robbins, Jims. “Deforestation and Drought’. New York Times, 9 Oct.2015.Web. 13 Apr.2017.
Even when humans are taken into account first, some of these decisions can actually cause more harm than good. Destroying the Earth is simultaneously destroying humans, because they depend on the environment for survival. Eradicating one species of insects, for example, can have serious unintended effects. These pesticides can kill of pollinating insects as well, which in turn reduces crop outputs. All living things in the natural world depend on one another, just as people depend on one another in human environments.
2. They contain many unique species which provide food, medicine and other biological products. Plants from tropical rainforests already provide about one-quarter of today’s pharmaceutical products. According to the National Cancer Institute, 70% of the plants useful in the treatment of cancer can only be found in the tropical rainforests. 3.