The Effects Of Cutting Down The Rainforests

1009 WordsApr 10, 20165 Pages
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. No more pencils no more books no more teacher 's dirty looks! If we continue to cut the trees down at the rate we are, this saying will hold true in the near future. The most dangerous effects of cutting down the rainforests is the loss of animals and plants which is caused by the loss of their natural habitat. Seventy percent of the earth 's animals and plants live in forests/rainforest, and many can’t survive the deforestation that destroys their homes. The trees of the rainforest that provide shelter and protection for all living organisms also provides the cover that helps regulates the temperature. The removal of the protection of the cover through deforestation would allow a more dangerous variety of temperature from day to night. Forest fire, clearing for agriculture, and logging for timber to build houses are all ways of deforestation. Deforestation will affect
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