Deforestation And Its Effects On The Environment Essay

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“A tree is beautiful, but what’s more, it has a right to life; like water, the sun and the stars, it is essential. Life on earth is inconceivable without trees” (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov). Increasing economic and social pressure to cut, burn and change forest into agricultural land or another land uses is accelerating the rate of deforestation, contributing to a permanent destruction of indigenous forests and woodlands. When forests are lost or degraded, we lose far more than just the trees that they contain. Deforestation or “the action or process of clearing of forests” has a significant impact not only on climate by increasing the atmospheric level of carbon dioxide and contributing to global warming “Deforestation”. It also affects the environment by altering water recycling, wind patterns, triggering severe flooding, soil degradation, and destroying the habitat for millions of species. Especially deforestation is found in the Brazilian Amazon which is known as “The Lungs of the Earth”. During the past 40 years, close to 20 percent of the Amazon rain forest has been cut down (National Geographic). Unfortunately, many people still believe that the forest of the Amazon exists exclusively for human needs. In order to keep biodiversity and control global warming, we have to find solutions to this global problem. Reforestation, recycling, and establishing mechanism of payments for ecosystem services may be considered three practical solutions to deforestation.…

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