This is extremely vital to the earth’s survival as the trees and plants absorb carbon dioxide which they use to help grow and let out oxygen which we need to live. This system is known as the carbon-oxygen cycle and with numbers of rainforests declining, it is highly threatened. The largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon, alone is known to produce half of the world’s oxygen. A break down in the carbon-oxygen cycle means that we will not only have less oxygen, but an increase in carbon dioxide which eventually leads to global warming. This occurs as carbon dioxide traps heat which actually keeps the earth warm, with the right amount of carbon dioxide that is.
How critical are the effects of deforestation on climate change? Introduction: Forests are vital for life and have many important functions. They are home to millions of species and protect soil from erosion. Along with this they produce oxygen which is vital for human life, store carbon dioxide and help control climate. They also provide humans with shelter, food and medicines vital for life.
Theoretically, more phytoplankton would mean more carbon taken out of the atmosphere. Phytoplanktons naturally remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they photosynthesize and sequester the CO2 when they die and sink to the bottom of the ocean. (Klusinske). Enhanced weathering is another option for CDR that has one of the highest possibilities to affect the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. This method of CDR uses mined minerals (either crushed basalt or harzburgite) exposed on the Earth’s surface to react with atmospheric carbon dioxide and therefore remove it from the atmosphere.
According to LiveScience 2013, seventy percent of the world’s plants and animals live in forests and are losing their habitats to deforestation. Loss of habitat can lead to species extinction. Our world has lost so many species of plants and animals in last couple of decades. This has negative consequences for medicinal research and local populations who rely on the animals and plants in the forests for hunting and medicine. In some regions of the world deforestation can cause floods, when it rains trees absorb and store large amount of water with the help of its roots.
http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/climatebasics.asp The gas responsible for the most warming is carbon dioxide, also called CO2. Other contributors include methane released from landfills and agriculture (especially from the digestive systems of grazing animals), nitrous oxide from fertilizers, gases used for refrigeration and industrial processes, and the loss of forests that would otherwise store CO2 ( Figure 3 ). Some impacts due to global warming are ice is me... ... middle of paper ... ...r capability and convenience. Forests also control the natural balance. People should be made aware of it.
Carbon is not the only greenhouse gas that is affected by deforestation. Water vapor is also considered a greenhouse gas. "The impact of deforestation on the exchange of water vapor and carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and the terrestrial land surface is the biggest concern with regard to the climate system," Daley said. Changes in the atmospheric concentration will have an effect on climate. Deforestation is considered the second largest anthropogenic source of origin of carbon dioxide to the Earth’s
More than half of the earth animals and plants live in the forests so if the forests are gone they are too. Deforestation also causes global warming. The soil in forests is moist, but if there are no tall trees to cover the sun then they dry out very quickly. Trees help complete the water cycle by returning water vapour back in the atmosphere. If we don't have any trees that help us with these things then many forests can become deserts.
We are cutting down rainforests for reasons, such as pulp for making paper and road construction. Rainforests are also disappearing and damaged by climate change, which is giving droughts in parts of the Amazon. Drought causes that trees die and dries out leaf litter, which makes the chance of fires bigger.  In 2005 and 2010 the Amazon experienced the worst droughts ever recorded. The smoke took care of health problems, and blocked the system of rain clouds, while the burning gave large amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, causing the effects of climate change.
This destruction does not only affect the animals that live in the forests though. The rainforests supply mass quantities of oxygen into the air. Wait – big leap here. One of the main causes of the depletion of the ozone layer is the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that is released into the air on a daily basis. Since plants take in CO2 and give off oxygen, the more trees and plants that are destroyed, the more CO2 there will be in the atmosphere.
are an interesting place to visit RAINFORESTS HELP STABILIZE CLIMATE Rainforests help stabilize the world's climate by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is believed to contribute to climate change through global warming. Therefore rainforests have an important in addressing global warming. Rainforests also affect local weather conditions by creating rainfall and moderating temperatures. RAINFORESTS PROVIDE A HOME FOR PLANTS AND WILDLIFE Rainforests are home to a large number of the world's plant and animals species, including many endangered species.