The Consequences Of Deforestation

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“Forests are the world's air-conditioning- the lungs of our planet. -and we are on the verge of switching it off.” - Prince Charles Workers are being hired to tear up rainforests because urbanization is expanding and more houses are being built. Trees are also being used for fuel. Although deforestation provides useful land, it harms the earth more than it helps it because air pollution is getting worse, animals are becoming extinct, and medicinal plants are becoming destroyed.

It is true that trees are needed for the production of paper; however, the destruction of trees is causing air pollution to get worse. “The removal of trees and other types of vegetation reduce available oxygen, food, shelter, and breeding habitat”. (Deforestation, National Geographic) This proves that trees play a critical role in absorbing greenhouse
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According to research up to ¨28,000 species of animals are expected to become extinct by the next quarter of the century due to deforestation”. (51 Breathtaking Facts About Deforestation, Conserve Energy Future) Therefore, without certain species of animals severe consequences may occur. This is important because without these creatures the whole animal food chain can get messed up. This can cause other animal species to die too, because they will not have the right source of food to eat. In addition to animals suffering the consequences for their extinction humans also suffer severely “51 Breathtaking Facts About Deforestation, Conserve Energy Future.” It stands to reason that humans are not looking out for the troubles they are going to have in the future and more importantly for the other generations yet to come.This is important because animals impact society more than people realize. Its unrealistic that animal species are going to stop being killed, but without certain creatures major problems can
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