With the need for more animal pastures, and grazing land deforestation is occurring globally. To keep a factory farm running the use of fossil fuels to run machinery, and heat barns during the winter months causes even more pollution to the environment. This magazine provides an ample amount of information to prove that factory farming is damaging the environments in many ways, and regulations need to be put in place. "Pew Commission Says Industrial Scale Farm Animal Production Poses." "Unacceptable" Risks to Public Health, Environment.
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
Native tribes that live in the Amazon Rainforest face disasters in their everyday life. The Amazon Rainforest provides all the oxygen that people around the world need. Basically the Amazon rainforest gives us life. The benefits of developing the Amazon Rainforest outweigh the costs because it causes deforestation, pollution in the water and the air,
The forests always had occasional fires for as long as there had been a forest, but the frequency and the severity of man-made fires resulted in a negative environmental impact as well as social discontent over forest depletion. Large scale fires result in a loss of topsoil. The hot temperatures reached in large fires burns away the topsoil and organic material in the soil that is vital to the health of the forest. Less vegetation as a result of forest fires doubles the amount of runoff flowing into mountain streams, and increases the speed at which snow melts and fills streams. Effects such as these can have unpredictable effects on the environment.
However, the Europeans took the Indians’ methods to increase soil nutrients and destroy plant diseases and pests, such as, “annual burnings” (Cronon 90) and drastically increased the intensity and speed at which they were performing it. As a result of this, there was a massive reduction in trees, animals, and farmland. Specifically, trees were at a loss, as they were used for many different things, such as, “ship’s masts” (Cronon 109). Due to the high demand for wood, much of the land was, “‘generally cleared’” (Cronon 113). This loss of trees and forests affected several other aspects of the environment.
Deforestation is the mass cutting down of trees, or the permanent destruction of forests. Deforestation is a world problem but is majorly found in South American countries like Brazil. The deforestation in the Brazilian rainforest first began in 1970. The rate of deforestation has only increased rapidly since then. Rain forests cover over 30% of Earth’s land.
The brief extinction of the Bay Checkerspot Butterfly was a chain reaction of the emissions released by thousands of cars that drive on highway 280 everyday, that caused the growth of certain grasses, which covered the natural wildflowers that sustain the population of the butterflies. Likewise, “the globalization of hamburgers has helped destroy ecosystems and encouraged methane-producing cattle breeding” (Lechner 262). Although globalization is a huge factor in most environmental issues, it was useful in efforts to reduce the amount of environmental impacts and issues we are facing around the world. Because of globalization, “western countries had grown wealthy enough in the 1960’s to be able to afford focusing on environmental problems as a prime “post-material” priority” (252). Subsequently, many INGO’s were formed for conservation efforts, and a new political party, the Green Party, emerged from several countries.
The English took whatever they wanted from the Native Americans and the land and made a profit off of it. Cronon explains a lumbering technique called griddling that the Colonists used on the trees, causing faster deforestation. The Europeans demolished large strips of forest for crops and pastures. Eventually the damage lead to more unpredictable weather, and the drying or flooding of rivers. Swamps developed in what were once dry areas, promoting disease in those parts of New England.
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.
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 .