Deforestation

Effects of Deforestation on Planet

Deforestation is the removal of trees to create space for civilization, industrialization and agriculture.  Per minute, roughly 36 football fields of forests are lost to deforestation. Eighteen million acres of forest, which is roughly the size of South Carolina, is lost per year (Penman). At this rate, all forests on earth will be gone in 100 years. Deforestation has been occurring for almost 60 years, and already half of the earth’s rainforests have been cleared. Forests cover a…


Environmental Controversy Paper - Deforestation

Deforestation is defined as the cutting down of trees in a large area, or the destruction of forests by people (Cambridge University Press, November 8, 2018). These forests are facing multiple threats due to unsustainable economic development, and it is an issue in places such as the Amazon.  Background According to Code REDD, The timeline for deforestation had started in 1990, which was a time that all of the natural forests were still there.  Between 1990 and 2010, the defo…


Deforestation: How Biodiversity is Affected

Though many don’t see deforestation as a problem, many tend to neglect the problems at hand. Many animals are going extinct and many are critically endangered.  As said by Reddy Sudhakar, a scientist who a biodiversity project director in India; states that on a grid-based analysis in Telangana India, there are approximately 1095 animals that are extinct. Deforestation is causing a huge impact on the biodiversity in the regions being chopped down. In Jamaica, the impacts of defore…


Effect of Deforestation and Possible Solution

In this paper I will be discussing the pros and cons of deforestation. Deforestation is the destroying of earth’s forests.  They cover about 30% of the world but about the size of 20 football fields gets cut down almost every 20 minutes. Forests acts as a CO2 sink, which means they keep the carbon dioxide levels down. When those forests are tore down all that carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere which is causing a bit of a tear in the ozone layer. Deforestation also caus…


How Does Deforestation Affect Our Ecosystems

For many centuries, clearing of forests has been occurring across our planet on a massive scale. This widespread process, known as deforestation, involves conversion of forest to an alternative permanent non-forested land use (Chakravarty et al. 1).  The removal of forests occurs around the world, though, tropical rainforests are especially targeted. Countries that were mostly affected by deforestation in 2016 were Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand, Democratic Republic of Congo, along with ot…


Deforestation as a Cause of Climate Change

The research question that has been pondering for quite a while is 'does deforestation lead to climate change through its mediating attributes of mean ambient temperatures as evidenced by modern geospatial technologies?' This question is vital to all professional environmental sources and their methods as it evaluates the effect of modern techniques at detecting the links between dependent and outcome variables in the issue of climate change and vegetation cover.  The use of mod…


Effect of Deforestation on Society

Merriam Webster Dictionary defines deforestation as “the action or process of clearing of forests.”  Due to the growing global population, the demand for resources is rapidly increasing alongside deforestation. It corresponds to a cycle like process, as population increases the need for product increases, which leads to the increase in deforestation. About 3.5 billion to 7 billion trees are cut down each year (n.p.). This devastation to forest environments endangers countles…


Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest

For centuries, deforestation of the Amazon rainforest has become a globally paramount issue.  The Amazon is the world's largest tropical rainforest with a length over 7,413,827 km2 across Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. The Amazon consists of four layers, emergent, upper canopy, understory, and forest floor each one with its own ecosystems and specially adapted plants and animals. According to National Geography the Emergent i…


The Deforestation and Desertification in Africa

Deforestation has been a problem in this world for many years. In many parts of the world, deforestation is caused by commercial logging or cattle ranching. However, in Africa, there are different causes. The causes in Africa are associated with human activity. Growing countries depend heavily on wood fuel; this is the major energy source for heating and cooking. Desertification around the world has a major cause, which is called overgrazing. Other causes of desertification are urbanization,…


The Causes, Effects, and Solutions of Deforestation

Nearly thirty one percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by forests. These forests are responsible for providing the planet and its inhabitants with vital resources such as producing oxygen and absorbing emitted carbon dioxide. Forests are also home to nearly half of all known species as well as some 300 million people whose survival depends almost entirely on their native woods. Many of our Earth’s forests and rainforests are under threat from the eradicating process of deforest…


Deforestation Of Rainforests And The Effects On The Environment

Rainforests, some of the most beautiful places in the world are home to about half of the worlds land biodiversity and stores a fifth of the world’s fresh water. Rainforests are where we get a lot of the resources we need, for example a great amount plants we need to make our medicines come from these rainforests. In fact, seventy percent of the medicines we use to treat cancer victims come from rainforests. However, due to deforestation and other human activities our rainforests tha…


Is Deforestation a Global Issue

Deforestation is the permanent removal of trees to make room for something besides forest (Derouin, 2019). It is a serious global issue that has caused nearly half of the world’s forest to be lost (Dash H. , 2014). In this research, I will discuss deforestation in Indonesia, but before that I will discuss deforestation in Brazil and Congo.Considered as the lungs of the Earth producing 20% of the world’s oxygen, the Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest (Burke, 2019) and the…


Critical Analysis Research Paper: Deforestation

To many of us, Forests are essential to our sacred ecosystem. However in the 21st century they are at a huge risk due to the heightened levels of deforestation that is part in many places all over the world.  Deforestation is a crisis which requires immediate attention so that its consequences cannot reach levels that are unmanageable. They provide shelter to millions of both animals and plants species, and when they are destroyed through deforestation, there is a risk that some of these …


Deforestation Kills More Than Trees

Deforestation, clearance, or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees from land which is then converted to non-forest use.  In the late 1960’s Brazil began chopping down the Amazon at an alarming rate, to this day Brazil has cut down 18% percent of the original Amazon, this is about the same area as France. Brazil tried to bounce back from their losses, We depend on forests for our survival, from the air we breathe to the wood we use. Besides providing habitats for anim…


Stop Deforestation and Save the World

What would happen if all of the trees in the world were gone?  What would happen is that the earth will not have enough oxygen and this will happen in 71.5 years at the rate of deforestation. Deforestation is when all of the trees from an area are removed for lumber and land to farm or build houses. Deforestation should be stopped because of its effect on the ecosystem global warming, and biodiversity. Deforestation should be stopped because of its effect on the ecosystem. For example &l…