Humans need to be educated about the current issues of the forests in order for us to save, preserve or sustain these places that provide us with so much. Humans depend tremendously on the world’s forests, but yet were the ones destroying them. For humans, the forests have many aesthetic, recreational, economic, and cultural values. Timber and other products of the forests are important economically both locally and as exports. They provide employment for those who harvest the wood or for those who make products from the living forest.
Sometimes loggers do illegal things like building roads to access forests which leads to more and more deforestation. The forests are also cut as an outcome of growing urban sprawl. Not all deforestation is planned on purpose, some just occur because of wildfires and overgrazing which prevents young trees to grow. The biggest effect of deforestation is the impact on the habitat for many species. More than half of the earth animals and plants live in the forests so if the forests are gone they are too.
We need our trees for many things like tools, oxygen, and life to the world we live in. There are many other things that trees do for us but those are just the basics. With all these wildfires and logging going on, life wouldn't exist if all our trees disappear. Deforestation is not only hurting the forest but many other places and things. We rely on trees and so do our natural habitat.
Many different deforestation techniques could be used and I believe that everyone should be aware and execute the right way of deforestation. What is deforestation? There are many answers to this question but the definition that most people would use is, “the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use.” (Wikipedia) This is exactly true considering humans for years have been cutting down forested areas in order to build towns/cities and clearing space for agriculture usage. Doing these kinds of thing have negative affects to the climate and atmosphere because without the forest trees around, there isn’t anything around that helps absorb some of the carbon from the atmosphere. Not all deforestation methods have negative effects, when cutting down trees properly and replanting trees, there would be some sort of balance in keeping the forest alive and while those cut down trees for resources.
Though the forests are cut for many reasons, the main factors are because of money and people trying to put or keep a roof above their head. As the forest lose more trees and it causes a big loss to the environment. According to the National Geographic, about 30 percent of the world is covered by forest, but at the rate the trees are being cut, the National Geographic researchers believe the world’s rain forests would go into extinction in as little as a century. As far as human health is involved, greenhouse gases are supposed to be observed by trees, but by it not being absorpted, there can be an increase of CO2 into the atmosphere (that are normally suppose to be taken in by trees and waters), and might increase health issues for all humans and other
Rain forests consistence one of the most important resources our world has. Even though people continue to not understand that. People are destroying the rainforest by many ways. Deforestation for oil is seems to be one of these things that rainforest faces. Drilling for oil at the rainforest will cause so many problems like environmental effects and health effects on Indigenous Communities.
Trees are crucial to every living entity for the reason of providing oxygen to all. The world’s current problem which is deforestation can be solved by giving more knowledge about the cause, creating a luxury tax on meat products, and pin-pointing the major places that are being affected. Deforestation is a disturbance taking place causing the loss of environmental species or animals, natural herbs, and basic nourishment's. This cogent problem of deforestation has become a major problem because now more trees are being cut down and aren’t being replanted, leaving animals without a home to go back to. The animals that are being consumed are being reproduced and need more land area to graze around on, so more space is used while not considering the loss of other species.
The overuse of Swidden farming and logging has led to pollution, poor soil quality, and a slow depletion in natural resources. This method of farming is slowly tearing apart the natural environment and affecting those who are not involved. Pollution is a global issue and is a theory many refuse to believe in. Many of these people are likely to be Indonesian when we look at their treatment to the environment. Swidden farming is a well known practice and is used by many loggin... ... middle of paper ... ... disrupt the well being of innocent bystanders.
When trees are removed less oxygen is produced and more carbon dioxide remains damaging the ozone layer. “The reason that logging is so bad for the climate is that when trees are felled they release the carbon they are storing into the atmosphere, where it mingles with greenhouse gases from other sources and contributes to global warming accordingly” (Moss and Scheer 1). There is also a physical impact of deforestation. When forests are removed the soil is disturbed and loose, so when a large rainstorm comes through the area all of the loose soil is washed away. This causes major landslides and mudslides.
The wood we use for everyday life comes from logging. “Logging is devastating to animals and plants because of the change in the environment (Jamie).” The more trees the loggers cut down, the more plants and animals they are killing. The canopy is a big help in the rainforest. The canopy blocks out the heat and keeps the air in at night. Cutting down the canopy is messing up the rainforest.