Farmers began to clear trees for land. Other people flooded the forest looking to obtain the wood or build there house in the forest for a cheaper price. The final and main cause of deforestation is the need for flat, treeless land. Most trees are cut down in order to create room for housing. The flat land is used for urbanization as well as cattle ranching.
Effects such as these can have unpredictable effects on the environment. The effect of reduced forest size has already had a measurable impact on the composition of our atmosphere in the relatively short amount of time we have been cutting them down(6). Ironically however it is the conversion of forest land to urban and agriculture use that has a more permanent and detrimental impact. Logging and urbanization lead to forest succession. Forest succession happens when there are changes to an environment that causes the composition of plant and animal species to change.
Brazil Amazon rainforest is mostly threatened by deforestation and infrastructure. “More than half of the earth’s rainforests have already been lost forever to the insatiable human demand for wood and arable land.” (National Geographic, N.D). Deforestation is different from country to another, where it depends on how much it is useful for them. Many areas of the Amazon land is being used illegally for industrial work. Logging are cutting down trees for wood use to make paper, furniture and other items.
Deforestation is a method of removing trees and forests through the process of cutting and burning, this has been around for hundreds of years. In countries like South America, the people turn to agriculture to meet the needs of everyday life, which leads to deforestation. In poor communities in places like South America, farming is the way of life because this is how they survives and make money. By the removing of trees, it creates more space for farming grazing, and it’s a source of income for many people. The loss of land is also due to mining as well creating another source of income in South America.
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.
Because of this demand, their living space needs to be expanded in order to grow food and provide homes for people. Hence, deforestation increases. This is another effect of overpopulation that impacts the worsening of the environment . For example decreased forest size increases the amount of carbon in the environment. More specifically, deforestation affects the wildlife and results in biodiversity loss and species extinction .
What others think of us is so important that we will change everything to get their respect, even if it means an unethical choice of right and wrong. Inretrospect, we could force people to do what is needed to save the earth but there would be an upheaval of ethics. This is the Mutual Coercion Mutually Agreed Upon. We would have to force people to limit their offspring for the sake of the planet regardless of how we do it. Coercion would be a powerful tool in controlling the population, the world may be saved, but the people would have not natural freedoms.
They impact The combination of selective logging and wildfire damage turns these once lush rainforests into measly scrubs of smaller trees and vines, which stores 40 percent less carbon than undisturbed forests. It’s important because if the 40% keeps growing more and more every year then the time we know it the rainforest will be gone. Loggers don’t just cut down trees they also make roads in the rainforest, also they also clear areas for farmers and cattle ranchers, which needs a lot of land to feed lots of cows and plants that need space because of their roots. When loggers cut down trees what will happens to all the animals that live in the trees? The animals will have to find a new home in the rainforest, but then what will happen when all the trees are gone?
However, due to continued human interference, much of the country’s wildlife is disappearing as they lose their habitats. A major way that humans are impacting the environment in Madagascar is through deforestation, or people cutting/getting rid of trees. Causes of Deforestation In Madagascar, deforestation is fueled by several factors and reasons. One factor that causes increased deforestation is the increase of the growth of coffee as a major crop. This cause, as with many others, began when the French colonized the country in 1896.