The Amazon Rainforest trees provide the air that we need and the trees are been cut down which means we will have less oxygen in the atmosphere and more carbon dioxide. Eventually, all living things die. Deforestation increases the amount of carbon dioxide in the air because when the trees die they release carbon dioxide in the air. Native tribes rely on the trees for shelter and medicine. If the people living in the Amazon rainforest breath all the carbon dioxide in the air they will at some point get sick and die because they have little medication.
Humans should change their daily activities since the earth is injured from carbon and methane spike. There are statements that say global warming isn’t the only and not the biggest risk we have in society today; however it’s not supported by scientific facts. In reality one of the biggest issues we have is global warming and its coming from an everyday use of cars and trucks. Cars give out big amount of carbon dioxide and millions of cars are used every day. This spikes carbon in the atmosphere and makes green house gas levels go up.
According to The World Counts, “70% of our world’s plant and animal species live in forests,” and when deforestation happens, animals lose their habitats. When animals lose their habitat (Anadiplosis), they are not accustomed to their new surroundings and could potentially go extinct. Species depend on forests to survive and when the forests are cut down, the animals have nothing left. Forests are heavily depended on for resources and ways of life. The Pachamama Alliance Organization claims that, “the tropical rainforests of South America are responsible for 20% of earth’s oxygen.” This proves the earth relies greatly on forests and may suffer consequences because of the speedy rate trees are being cut
Most people in Honduras live in the north where most of the factories for work are located, but indigenous people and anyone else living in the rural areas deal with most of the effects of deforestation. When you remove large areas of forest the climate will begin to change and effect anyone living around it. Since Honduras is a poor country it is harder to protect yourself from environmental changes. Also, by deforestation the water sources they use are no longer protected and leave rural and urban areas without good drinking water. Illegal logging is still a rising problem, because those doing so are not having to pay taxes on sales to other countries, and this is taking away from all wood sellers in the Honduras community.
Although cattle ranching is necessary there are some bad effects. Seventy percent of animals on earth live in forest so their lives and species are being endangered due to deforestation and the loss of trees increases carbon dioxide in the air. Although deforestation is a problem it is shown in document C that the Brazilian government is trying to fix their mistakes. In 1980, 80% of the deforested land was used for agricultural services (cattle ranching, logging, and large and small scale agriculture Doc C.) In ten more years only 60% of the land was used for agricultural services, so this shows the deforestation problem is working on getting
“It is estimated that in 100 years, there will be no rainforests left. The rate of deforestation is equal to the loss of 20 football fields every minute.” (“Deforestation Facts” 1) As a result, there are fewer trees to absorb carbon emissions and groundwater, which affects climate and the water table. Deforestation is the loss of trees, usually due to manmade causes, such as urbanization, mining, logging, and agricultural activities. One of the most overall effected forests is the Amazon. 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.
Could you imagine a world without rainforests? Well, it may very well become our future. Unfortunately, there are multitudes of problems that come before and after deforestation in the Brazilian rainforests. There is only a finite amount of natural resources we can use on a day-by-day basis and lumber from the Brazilian rainforests is decreasing rapidly. The animals that thrive and procreate in the rainforests will be left with no shelter and could increase their chances of becoming extinct.
ISSUES IN DEFORESTATION AND DESERTIFICATION Introduction Deforestation is a conventional environmental challenge substantially affecting the resilience and distribution of forests across different boundaries. It’s simply defined as the loss of tree cover usually as a result of forests being cleared for alternative land uses (Gorte and Sheikh, 2010). In the past, the world has experienced unprecedented loss of its forests especially in tropical areas, though the observation on a global scale shows the rate of deforestation has shown a sign of decrease. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO, 2010), in the 2000s about 13 million hectares of forest were converted to other uses, primarily agriculture or lost through natural causes
It loses its ability to soak up water and preventing flooding. The recycling of water in the Amazon also decreases with deforestation. Given the Amazon’s hugely significant contribution to the world’s biodiversity the deforestation of it would have a great impact globally. The Amazon has an incredible capacity to turn carbon dioxide into oxygen. It also contributes to approximately a fifth of the world’s oxygen (Butler, R. 2008).
The decrease in the yield of crops has a huge and significant impact on countries, especially poorer nations. This increases the risk of starvation in developing countries. However, climate change also has positive effects. There is an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Since carbon dioxide plays a vital role in the photosynthesis process of plants, it increases the rate of photosynthesis.