Deforestation As you are reading this, sixty seconds from now approximately over 100 acres and roughly about 2,000 trees are being destroyed at an alarming rate worldwide. As a result an estimated 140 species of rainforest plants and animals go extinct every day. That is the equivalent of at least 42 million acres of tropical forests in Asia, Africa, and Latin America are lost each year, an area the size of the state of Washington (RFA). Now some may say in a geographical perspective the continents listed above are not in correlation to North America’s natural resources, but it is of vital importance to take swift precautionary methods to help reduce this process before it is too late. Even the most conservative estimates project
Deforestation is the permanent destruction of forests in order to make the land available for other uses. Half of the world’s tropical forests have been cleared or degraded. Some people ask why forests’ are being cleared. It is typically done to make more land available for other things like housing, cash crops, oil, and cattle ranching. Most of what everyone does with deforestation is said to be illegal. Common methods of deforestation are clear cutting and burning trees. The burning method can be done either quickly or slowly. Quickly for plantation use or more slowly using the slash and burn technique. The many reasons why farmers and other people do that is to get money to feed there family or like it was stated early, to make room for growing crops or livestock. Forests are cut down for many reasons, but most of them are related to people’s need to provide for there families or money. Logging operations, which provide the world’s paper and wood products, also cut a number of trees down each year. Loggers, some of them doing it illegally, also build roads to get to more and more remote forests, which leads to further deforestation. Not all deforestation is a terrible thing and intentional. Deforestation comes in handy when in need to build a new oil place. There are a lot of natural factors that play into deforestation like wildfires and subsequent overgrazing. Most of the deforestation occurs in the tropics, which is a terrible place because they have poor soil for
According to a Collective Evolution article published on March 4, 2013, “260 million acres...of US forests have been clear-cut to create land for producing feed for livestock” (Ketler 1). In addition to this, National Geographic has released an article about deforestation stating that one of the worst outcomes of deforestation is the destruction of habitats for animals. The article goes on to state that deforestation is also a major cause of climate change and global warming. What is even worse is that this deforestation will likely not stop, as the world population swells and the demand for meats as well. So, this tragedy must be stopped now, or this could materialize extremely negative, complex issues for the environment and the population of the
The problem we have now in the present day is too much deforestation. We have to realize that getting rid of these trees and habitats just to keep modernizing the world is not good for the environment. Yes, of course we need homes, jobs, and service buildings; however, we can use old vacant building and remodel. It is not necessary to build new. If only we used what we already have, we can save many trees, as well as habitats. I do understand that we may be able to plant new trees; nevertheless it takes years for them to
Three to six billion trees are cut down each and every year! Deforestation is a huge problem in the rainforests. Because these forests are home to much of the Earth’s species of life. Covering 30 percent of our land forests provide homes, protection, and oxygen for humans and other wildlife in the forests. There are 7.125 billion people that count on the benefits provided by the forest, which is: food, clothing, traditional medicine and shelter. If something isn 't done soon to reduce our carbon footprint, we will not have forests of any type to soak up the carbon dioxide(CO2) in the atmosphere.
Deforestation Thesis: Deforestation is one of the most significant issues of our time; considerable measures must be taken to prevent further pillaging of our unique forest resource.
Rainforest Deforestation Life on Earth could not continue is not for the existance of forests. Even though most people know this, many people do not know that one and a half acres of forest are cut down every second. Deforestation is one of the biggest ecological problems our world faces today. Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forest area for uses including agricultural, residential, and commercial. Deforestation contributes to other ecological proeblems as well, such as global warming.
Ameera Jafrey Professor Syvates ENST 150 September 22, 2014 A Look into Some Causes, Effects, and Possible Solutions of Deforestation in the Global Environment
Nowadays, deforestation becomes a big environmental issue around the world since forests play critical roles in many aspects for the life of all the living things. (World Wildlife Fund) There are many factors that will result in deforestation such as “fires, clear-cutting for agriculture, ranching and development, unsustainable logging for timber, and degradation due to climate change” (World Wildlife Fund). Human activities would be the main cause of deforestation. (Ronca, 2008, p.1) World Wildlife Fund states deforestation is a concern especially in tropical rainforests since rainforest is an essential ecosystem, which provides habitats for much of the world’s biodiversity. “Amazon destruction at more than 360 square miles (932 square kilometers) in just one month”(Ronca, 2008, p.1). Deforestation can have large impact on animals, which raises the problems of habitat loss, increasing threats to death and reducing biodiversity. (Environment Insider)
Deforestation is a genocide of trees, a modern day environmental plague. The clearing of millions of trees each day. Not only hurting the environment, but all types of animals, plants, and
4.1 billion acres of land or, 30% of the world's surface area is covered with forests. Yet, millions of acres of forests - around 3.5 billion to 7 billion trees - are removed for humanity’s benefit each year. Deforestation is the act of clearing out wide ranges of forests and trees and to many, deforestation is seen as completely necessary and vital for the development and advancement of the human species. But, the amount of benefits humanity collects from the mass removal of trees will never outweigh the terrible negative effects caused by deforestation. If no action is taken soon to decrease deforestation rates, the human population of 7.4 billion will quickly use up every resource trees have to offer leaving millions of species extinct and may cause many more underlying issues. Around two thirds of the planet has been destructed by the human species. In fact, the world’s rain forests could completely vanish in 100 years at the current rate of deforestation, writes National Geographic. The world will become a worse place in 100 years due to deforestation. Deforestation will worsen global warming or the release of greenhouse gases, remove animals from their habitats, and cause erosion and flooding.
Introduction Trees and any plantation for that matter are often taken for granted as they provide many of the essentials such as photosynthesis regulation, habitat, food, and even save ground to build construction. However as more people demand more, more space will be needed and cutting away the trees for humans to use. Deforestation is the act of cutting and clearing a large area of trees. It is the cause of extreme damage to the ecosystem and sustainability of life. Deforestation is negatively affecting the interaction between the water cycle, soil sustainability, and trees stability.
Deforestation: Conservation and Sociological Effects Introduction Top Forests have covered the earth for millions of years, providing habitat and food for animals and humans. These forests have stabilized different ecosystems and have continued the natural cycle that keeps plants and animals in check. The discovery of fire changed all of this. It was the beginning of deforestation, a process that has continued and increased over the last 200,000 years. Humans are the responsible party for the deforestation that has occurred. Humans discovered that animals could be driven with fire. This led to accelerated forest loss due to uncontrolled burning for hunting use (Miller & Tangley 1991: 28). Agriculture was the next problem
Mankind V.s. Nature Imagine being home on a nice day just relaxing in the sun, then suddenly hear a roaring noise and see massive machines tearing down your habitat leaving you no choice but to run through the forest. Being separated from family members, all alone in the african desert with no home left. This issue is happening all over the place for many beloved animals yet not much is being done about it at all. Deforestation is a major issue for animals, forests are a huge source of oxygen for the wildlife surrounding them. “80% of the animals in the world live in or around forests”(National Geographic, Munita) there has been a huge increase for many species going into endangered, more people need to realize that this is happening
Misjudged Land The Earth has an ability to produce natural resources, provide land to build on, and absorb waste. This is known as the bio capacity of the Earth, and it can only take so much to keep the planet healthy and clean. It takes about a year and a half to generate the resources that the human population only uses in a year. Therefore, if it continues at this rate, according to the World Wildlife Fund, “by the year 2050, the human population is anticipated to use an equivalency of two Earths worth of renewable sources in only one year.” The planet Earth can only produce so much in one year, and doubling the amount is far from possible. There are many threats on the planet Earth to prevent it from providing what is demanded, in which people do not realize are a part of a day-to-day routine. Just as the Earth is evolving, human life and wildlife is expanding its population as well and consequently, all residents of the planet should be aware of saving the Earth from demolishing everyone and everything in it. Cutting down forests for the sake of human utilization may be beneficial, however it will decrease the benefits of Earth as a whole. The act of deforestation may be considered a gateway to the extinction of all living things on the Earth.