This fund is meant to pay the underdeveloped nations to stop destroying their forests. However, because of deforestation, CO2 levels are reaching great heights causing global warming, so if businesses don’t act fast and cut back on this destruction it could mean the end to man-kind. Deforestation has grown to become a devastating predicament to wildlife and the atmosphere all thanks to humans. Sadly, deforestation has demonstrated its disastrous aptitude once before to a clan of Nazca people in Peru about 1,500 years ago. Their demise was the result of a freak extreme weather event mixed with their own deforestation activities (O’Hanlon).
At its current state, the Amazon is losing land equal to the size of the state of Delaware every year. The destruction of this forest releases 340 million tons of carbon per year according to the World Wildlife Foundation, or WWF, which in turn cause climate changes everywhere around the world. Undiscovered species can hold the key to curing a plethora of diseases, but if those species become extinct those keys are lost forever. If nothing is done to prevent this, the world’s treasure trove of bio-diversity will cease to exist, creating irreversible damage to not only the South American people but also the rest of the world. Conversion of the tropical forest into cropland and pasture began a long time ago in Ecuador, before their secession from Spain.
Furthermore, the second largest source of carbon dioxide producer is petroleum, which emits about three-fourths of carbon dioxide as combustion of coal (Biologicaldiversity.org, 2014). It plays a vital role as the energy sources for global transportation because thousand millions of cars, trucks and motorcycles burn petroleum to operate, and it simultaneously release atmospheric carbon dioxide, which has caused Earth’s temperature to increase. In 2009, 32.8 percent of global energy was supplied by burning petroleum and globally emitted 36.7 percent of carbon dioxide (C2es.org, 2014). Moreover, Natural gas is also contributing to the greenhouse gases emissions, although it releases only half of carbon dioxide comparing to burning coal (Biologicaldiversity.org, 2014). Because of the lower carbon content of natural gas and the higher efficiency, which gas can be generated to electricity, so shifting from coal to gas in electricity conversion will reduce the greenhouse emissions by 50 percent.
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“Limited land will also be a problem. In a matter of years when global warming has melted most of the glac... ... middle of paper ... ... cooperation from citizens, further science developments, and the government, mankind can slow the effect of global warming. Works Cited Thinkquest. "Save The Earth's Future." Library.thinkquest.org.
Deforestation has caused many huge impacts on the environment and we should cease the logging and burning being done to it. Forests account for most of our global changes that have been happening recently, since they act as the lungs of the earth. The great loss of them has caused there to be a steadily growing amount of carbon dioxide as well as other greenhouse gases. “Deforestation has such a massive effect on climate change that Indonesia and Brazil are now the third and fourth largest emitters of carbon dioxide on the planet.” When rainforests are logged or burnt, large amounts of carbon dioxide are spread into the atmosphere, adding to global warming. Most people don’t even know that rainforests are being harvested as quickly as they are, while some aren’t even aware about it at all.
Global warming, holes in the ozone layer, rising water levels, erosion of top soil, degradation of air quality, and ultra violet rays from the sun are plaguing this planet like never before3. All of this is a direct result of global population increase and loss of the natural habitats and forests that prevent these catastrophes. Anti-deforestation activists struggle for the protection of animals? natural habitats and forests, arguing that their loss is irreparable and the Earth will become unable to sustain a sufficient balance. In turn, this endangers the human race.