Climate change and global warming is the changes in the earth’s weather, wind patterns and rainfall. These changes are the result of increase in temperature of the earth’s atmosphere which is caused by the increase of particular gases, especially carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a vital gas for plant life on earth and is formed during respiration. Although there are two types of carbon sinks- man-made and natural, in this essay, I will focus on one natural carbon sink- forests, however, I will give a brief insight into another carbon sink. Firstly, I will introduce and discuss forest as my chosen carbon sink, how it works in relation to soaking up carbon dioxide and how it benefits the environment.
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. Some other reasons deforestation occurs is because of large-scale companies logging for timber, and to build infrastructure that benefits humans (bridges, roads). For all of these operation to take place, machinery needs to be used.
During the period of deforestation, loggers and cultivators clear forest lands and convert them into agricultural lands to meet the increasing demand for food and raw materials of the economically growing nation. Then, agricultural expansion eventually stops. There are two forms of forest recovery after agricultural expansion. One is referred to as the “economic development path” and the other is the “forest scarcity path” (Rudel et al, 2005). The “economic development path” take place when agricultural expansion stops and farm workers look for higher paying non-farm jobs.
Michael Boydstun ENVS 101-1998 Environmental Impact of deforestation In the Pacific Northwest The first people to explore the wilderness in what is now Oregon and Washington documented beautiful forests of mesmerizingly large trees as far as the eye can see. The explorer’s initial reports brought in people who came to make a profit off the forest and the vast amounts of lumber it could provide. Lumber mills were built before the area was even added to the union. The environmental footprint started out small, but the lack of regulation, lack of enforcement of the existing regulations, and an increase in technology quickly created a large environmental battle over the whole region. As civilizations impact on the region increased, so did the
How is it different from all the other strains currently available? Vietnam kratom strains are selling like pancakes in the Western market. Kratom has been known for ages to provide energy and healing power needed by workers who needed the extra boost of strength to keep going. Kratom trees grow in the humid forests of some countries in Asia, and in Vietnam the trees grown in lush abundance along the rich soil of the Mekong River. Further, it contains a quarter more alkaloids than the species found in other kratom countries like Thailand.
The animals that thrive and procreate in the rainforests will be left with no shelter and could increase their chances of becoming extinct. Trees are a vital instrument for regulating the air and the atmosphere. As more and more trees begin to decline, carbon dioxide influences greenhouse gases, global warming, and soil erosion. However, why is deforestation occurring if there are all of these
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.
Economically, the lack of public goods and community organization, high unemployment rate, economic inequality, and unfavorable terms of trade are all limiting factors. Environmentally, current natural disasters, environmental degradation dating back to the colonial era, unfavorable topography, and massive deforestation are all challenges for Haiti. (Webersik 122) Climate change in Haiti, the world 's poorest and least developed country, do cause flooding, droughts, hurricanes and other meteorological disasters. And these disasters will influence Haiti a lot in the perspective of economy, healthy problem and industrial. The reasons for me to believing so include that
Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest In South America the Amazon rainforest produces a large percentage of the world’s oxygen and is important to human survival. The Brazilian population has increased overtime, and huge parts of the rainforest are being cut down to create farms, this is deforestation. Back in the older days the Brazilian government built a major highway system that made the forest open to loggers. Cattle ranching is absolutely necessary to the survival of the Amazon people, and without cattle ranching not any goods, jobs, or high standard of living from increase of GDP would be available. Effects of this problem include plants and animals losing their homes, many
However, they suffer from being heavily leached, meaning that many nutrients and minerals are lost from the subsoil. As this leaching has being ongoing for millions of years, the soils are deprived of many nutrients which are required by the flora above the surface. Tropical soils tend to have an extremely thin top layer. This layer is usually composed of decay from the foliage and animal remains. The plants in the rainforest provide fallen leaves and branches to the forest floor which are consumed and broken down by soil organisms and are converted back into nutrients which are consumed by the flora.