ago, the history of deforestation cutting trees has been purifying the forest on a large scale, often adversely affecting the quality of the land and causing climate change. Forests still cover about 30% of the world's area. Today, valuable trees are cut down indefinitely and the quality of the land has been impaired today , problems are occurring on this earth. This is because trees have many uses for mankind and the world. Biodiversity expert Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman says "Climate and forest are interrelated"
Global Environmental Issue: Deforestation Deforestation is a global environmental threat the planet is currently experiencing. Deforestation in tropical rainforests is especially problematic as they are home to a myriad of important plant and animal species. The rich biodiversity found in these environments are needed, as we rely heavily on the ecological services they provide for us. Forest exports, cattle ranching, and international corporations and agencies are a few factors and actors to this
Deforestation of the tropical rainforest in Brazil and surrounding countries I. Introduction Tropical rainforests are unique ecosystems with specific features that make them a world patrimony. Today about forests cover about 31% of the planet’s land. However, 46-58 thousand square miles of forest is destroyed yearly, equivalent to 36 football fields per minute. Besides its ecological value, they provide several exploitable resources, which make these forests important
live. But the big question is, is deforestation worth the risk of demolishing massive quantities of photosynthetic organisms so we can replace it with either less efficient plants, animals, or housing? No, no, it's not worth the risk to the environment because of loss in biodiversity, increase climate change, and habitat loss.Tropical forests hold the highest levels of biodiversity in the world by both richness and concentration of endemic species. Though, tropical forests are not the only forests
decades Climate change/ global warming has gained the attention of scientist because of the studies and experiments show how climate change can have catastrophically impacts in our planet and that we are starting to see today. Global climate change is a phenomenon caused by greenhouse gases trapped in the atmosphere which produce enormous effects on the earth’s organisms, nature and all habitats. By burning fossil fuels and by cutting forests known as deforestation humans contribute to global warming
150 September 22, 2014 A Look into Some Causes, Effects, and Possible Solutions of Deforestation in the Global Environment I. Introduction With society’s demand and need for the earth’s resources, deforestation has long been a prevalent environmental issue at hand and has picked up significant momentum more recently. Deforestation occurs around the world, however, according to GRID-Arendal, it is most prevalent in areas with tropical rainforests such as Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand, the
Deforestation is an increasingly prevalent problem worldwide. About half of the forests that once covered the Earth are now gone, much of which has happened in just the past few decades. Forests have been cleared mostly for fuel, building materials, and land for farming. Deforestation has been expanding and accelerating into the little amount of forests that remain across the world. Not only do forests provide useful products, but they also influence the Earth’s climate and are home to a remarkable
Forests … are in fact the world’s air-conditioning system—the very lungs of the planet...” (Prince Charles). Deforestation occurs when forest land is destroyed, specifically by humans, to create vacant land for the use of agriculture. The two most common ways of deforestation is through burning and clear cutting. When trees are burned, they are quickly diminished from the forest. Clear cutting is when a mass amount of trees are cut down all at once. In 1973 in the U.S, the Endangered Species Act