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.
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.
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.
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.
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. This is an on-going cycle which allows the flora to receive the vital nutrients they need.
#1 Tropical Rain forest #2 Description: A Tropical Rain forest is a humid and hot biome, where it has yearly rain. It gets about more than 100 inches of rain each year. Tropical Rain forests consist of four layers. The emergent layer, the canopy layer, understory, and the forest floor make up the area of a Tropical Rain forest. The emergent layer has giant trees that receive the highest amount of sunlight which they face high temperatures, heavy winds, and low humidity.
However, there was a much larger selection of crops available in the new world. They had crops such as tobacco, potatoes, corn, and more. Europe discovered that the crops brought back were much more calorically dense than the crops
Moreover, deforestation makes the soil weak creating erosion and in the long run, it could affect the agriculture. In addition, when deforestation becomes a situation of consideration, others systems do so. For instance, the water cycle can be affected since trees are responsible of evaporating the water, which then is condensed and then reaches again the trees to complete the cycle. Nonetheless, as many trees have been burned to make different uses of the land, the water cycle cannot be as efficient as it used to be. Therefore, different parts of the world can be affected by deforestation of the Amazon forest.
Deforestation is greatly impacted by human activity that has taken place over the past several years, because humans have had the greatest negative impact than any other species on the planet. Deforestation also affects the climate, with a danger of having a greater amount of carbon dioxide than can be maintained for human life. If people start to consider the preservation of the forests, the forest can still be used as a resource, as long as it is used in sparse amounts and only if it is absolutely necessary and does not contribute to a negative effect of deforestation. Deforestation puts the thousands of species that live in forests in danger, because without their natural habitat and source of food, a species will not be able to survive. Deforestation puts a huge negative impact on the global life of everyone as a whole and sets up future generations up for a terrible havoc on the planet and the ecosystem.