The Importance Of Rain Forests

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A rain forest is an area of thriving forest where the rainfall exceeds 1000 millimetre a year. Rainforests are commonly found in a tropical climate rainforests can be found in mild climates. Forests are precious and vital to the Earth’s survival (Oxfordreference.com, 2017). Forests are important as they’re providers of food, home to many animal and carbon sinks.
A major carbon sink is the photosynthesis in plants. As photosynthesis is the production of sugar by using carbon dioxide and sunlight. Photosynthesis takes place in the earth’s forests, oceans, lakes and rivers. When oceans absorb carbon dioxide it stays on the ocean surface. It can then be re-evaporated to the atmosphere. Carbon Dioxide is taken out of circulation for hundreds and thousands of years. As for example a solubility pump. Which is when carbon dioxide slowly makes its way to the ocean depths. A similar process is called the biological pump in which carbon is transferred to the bottom of the oceans after the death of marina life. (Black and Weisel, 2010)
However despite the importance forests are in danger. This is called Deforestation is a loss of forest area, such as rainforests, due to natural and human means. The former forest area is then used for growing crops, grazing for animals or human expansion for more buildings. While deforestation is a danger to animals and plants due to lowering the biodiversity it is also dangerous for the planet. As by removing the trees, the trees can no longer
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