Brazil also consist of a high level of biodiversity. An irreversible damage to the natural habitat and loss in biodiversity is permanent habitat, global warming, global climate change. Many would support the opinion that forest should be eliminated for future purposes.The consequences of cutting down thousands o... ... middle of paper ... ...azil has reduced deforestation in the Amazon recently in the past five years. Between 2005 and 2010, Brazil nearly met its goal. From 2009–2010 showed that Brazil’s area of deforestation, which averaged 19,508 square kilometers per year decreased in 67%.
With twenty percent of it already destroyed, oxygen in the atmosphere has decreased significantly. Every year an area larger than the state of Maryland will be destroyed along with the ecological humans, plants, and animals that reside there. The Amazon Rainforest is home to approximately 400 native tribes and is the ancestral home of over 1 million tribal people. These indigenous people have disappeared due to the injustice groups that have been cutting down the trees and taking the land that the native tribes have been calling their home for the past several centuries. That soon changed when the private companies and the black market of Brazil started targeting the Amazon Rainforest for its rich, fertile land.
According to the article satellite images reflect that the Amazon rainforest is diminishing at an enormous rate. About 10,000 square miles of this beautiful forest is being lost to pastures for grazing, soybean plantations, and illegal logging. Since the year before there has been a forty percent increase in the deforestation of the Amazon forest. The Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rainforest. They expect this horrible trend to only become worse.
Other countries be saying that brazil is responsible for the deforestation in the amazon, deforestation has declined significantly since 2004, thanks to the creation of national parks and enforcement of laws. During the past 40 years, close to 20 percent of the Amazon rainforest has been cut down. An area of Brazil 's rain forest larger than 200 football fields will have been destroyed. The market forces of globalization are invading the Amazon. In the past 3 decades, hundreds of people have died in land wars; countless others endure fear and uncertainty, their lives threatened by those who profit from the theft of timber and land.
The benefits that rain forests provide to people will be destroyed if the depletion continues to be disregarded. No matter where a person lives, even if it is not near a rain forest, the complete destruction of rain forests will affect living conditions. For years rain forests have provided countries around the word with valuable resources, minerals, lumber, and energy. In Brazil alone the rain forests contains 45% of Brazil’s hydroelectric power. The minerals found in the rain forests of Brazil are estimated to value 1.6 trillion dollars, while the lumber that the rain forests can provide total 1.7 trillion dollars (“In the Forest” 1).
They generate the bulk of rainfall worldwide and act as a thermostat for the Earth. Forests are also home to 1.6 billion of the world's poorest people who rely on them for subsistence. However, forest experts say governments continue to pursue science fiction solutions to the coming climate catastrophe, preferring bio-fuel subsidies, carbon capture schemes and next-generation power stations. Putting a price on the carbon these vital forests contain is the only way to slow their destruction. Hylton Philipson, a trustee of Rainforest Concern, explained: "In a world where we are witnessing a mounting clash between food security, energy security and environmental security - while there's money to be made from food and energy and no income to be derived from the standing forest, it's obvious that the forest will take the hit."
Deforestation occurs all around the world and tropical rainforests are primarily targeted. Our world’s rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation. Currently or in the recent past countries with significant deforestation include Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand, parts of Africa and Eastern Europe. Deforestation affects our planet and everyone in many ways. According to LiveScience 2013, seventy percent of the world’s plants and animals live in forests and are losing their habitats to deforestation.
The Rain Forest The destruction of the rainforest is a problem that the people of the world can not continue to ignore. 14 percent of the Earth's land used to be covered by rainforests yet this number has dropped significantly to only about 6 percent (http://www.ran.org/ran/info_center/index.html). Rainforests provide the people of the world with many necessities, some of which would no longer be available if rainforests did not exist. In the last 50 years, rainforests have declined at a terrifying speed of 150 acres per minute or 75 million acres per year (http://www.ran.org/ran/info_center/index.html). People must open their eyes to the horrible tragedy that will inevitably occur if the citizens of the world do not realize the seriousness of this problem.
Deforestation means to cut down a big amount of trees, which results in damage to the quality of the land. Forests cover 30% of the earth's land, but are lost every year. The rainforest could disappear in about a hundred years because of the existing rate of deforestation. There are many reasons why forests are cut down the main reason is money or the demand of people’s needs for them and their family. The main reason for deforestation is agriculture.
Not many organizations are helping deforestation.” So many things are affected by deforestation, and we need to do anything we can to keep our world alive. The main causes of deforestation are agriculture, logging, and over-population. Subsistence farming is responsible for 48% of deforestation; commercial agriculture is responsible for 32% of deforestation; logging is responsible for 14% of deforestation and fuel wood removals make up 5% of deforestation. Millions of hectares of rainforests are being destroyed in by logging. With all of these causes about 12 to 15 million hectares of forest are lost each year.