Another effect will be that wood will be expansive because of its rareness, and that will trigger criminal to illegal cut the remaining trees for profits. Another result that will cause by habitat destruction is the decrease of oxygen amount. Since trees are enormous plants, their production of oxygen is significant. It is expected by Curley (2017) that 40 percent of the earth's oxygen is generated by tropical rainforests, though they cover only about 6 percent of the land. Rainforests in the Amazon have reduced by 17 percent in the last 50 years as a result of deforestation and that will work on decreasing the amount of oxygen and rising the mortality rate of all living beings.
The world’s most expansive forest, the Amazon, is the site of the greatest projected loss of natural life-sustaining habitat and beauty due to deforestation which makes efforts to conserve the forest and save its defenseless inhabitants a critical priority and essential duty of our time. Deforestation affects the world in a negative way, with the most dramatic impact being the loss of habitat for millions of species. In fact, “80% of Earth’s land animals and plants live in forests.” (National Geographic Deforestation 1) Animals would lose shelter, food resources, and breeding area. Without an ample number of trees, the forests would lose its canopy which would cause extreme temperature swings that are lethal to plants and animals. The loss of trees also impacts climate change, since trees aid the water cycle by returning water vapor to the atmosphere.
International trade plunged by half to two-thirds, as did personal income, tax revenue, prices and profits. Cities all around the world were hit hard, especially those dependent on heavy industry. Construction was virtually halted in many countries. Farming and rural areas suffered as crop prices fell by roughly 60 percent. Facing plummeting demand with few alternate sources of jobs, areas dependent on primary sector industries such as farming, mining and logging suffered the most.
Increasing proportions of deforestation is because of industrial activities and large scale agriculture. By the beginning of the 2000’s more than three quarters of forest clearing was for cattle farming Illegal logging is a main cause of deforestation in the vicious cycle of rainforest destruction. This is when farmers remove valuable timber from areas that they have illegally occupied. This results in land grabbers building roads that lead into untouched parts of the Amazon which opens more doors into the wonders and exposes the forest to exploitation and destruction without even a second thought or an understanding of the damage being done and the consequences of these
The inhumane killing of animals has become a universal problem in which, according to Farm Animal Rights Movement, “Tens of billions of land and sea animals are killed every year just for U.S. food consumption” (FARM). Though mainly killed for food production, there are many instances of animal slaughter due to overpopulation and disease control. The bison population, a victim of the latter, has experienced an extreme decrease in numbers in the United States. Native to North America, bison once covered much of the continent. However, the population tremendously decreased during the 19th century because, according to National Geographic, “Settlers killed some 50 million bison for food, sport, and to deprive Native Americans of their most important natural asset” (National Geographic).
Either way, it’s a lose-lose situation for all who are involved. Deforestation kills more than just trees; it affects everyone and everything, from people to plants to insects and animals. It is taking a toll on the Earth’s environment and population. Around 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihood, and forests cover nearly 31% of the planet’s land area. Protecting life on land is a much broader concept than one might think.
Also a famine occurred in China claimed the lives of nearly two million people after the flood Hwang River. The spread of agricultural pests spread of diseases among crops could destroy the crop altogether and thus lead to a severe famine. An example of what happened in Ireland after the potato crop damage in full in the middle of the nineteenth century led to the low population. Very significantly as a result of death or emigration to escape. Poverty or famine, may also be cause from some insects that destroy private agricultural crops locusts.
The eradication of forests and ecosystems, the pollution we cause, and the glaciers melting at an alarming rate are all big factors of the main issue. The destruction of our planet. Forests cover 31% of our land and produce over one-third of oxygen. They provide homes for wildlife and many species, so use them for resources but still, we destroy them. In only 50 years we have destroyed 17% of the Amazon rainforests.
Rainforests used to cover “...14% of the Earth but now cover a meer 6%” (Barnes). Our “Lungs of the Earth” are shredded and whittled down every day in production for agricultural industries, plantation, cattle ranches, city expansions, and the list goes on. This destruction is threatening indigenous tribes, hundreds of thousands of species each day, and even in fact the world we are living in. Rainforests did provide 20% of the supply of oxygen we take in every day, but of course that number has decreased significantly. The deforestation leads back to major causes of this controversy, people who are positively benefiting from the depletion itself.
But the most dangerous disaster of all are the wild fires, which kill about 339,000 people per year. People that have survived these catastrophes need to move to other countries; leave their families, houses, everything they love, to be able to survive. On the other hand, people who are not informed when a natural disaster is happening or will