Deforestation In The Amazon Essay

Deforestation in the Amazon: Impact On Humans Trees are often looked upon as everyday objects that will be around forever. However, at the rate they are being cut down, that may not be the case. The process of clearing trees and transforming a forest into cleared land is called deforestation (Deforestation, n.d). This process is occurring all over the planet, specifically the Amazon Forest, leaving an immeasurably large impact not only on the Earth but human life as well.
Trees make up the majority of the products humans use on a daily basis. For example, books, paper, wood, food, and pencils. Over the years, humans have learned to adapt their life around these objects. With deforestation becoming so popular in the world today, humans may be forced to find a new way to make products using a different resource.
Over half of the world’s forests have been destroyed in the last 10,000 or so years — the majority of this loss has
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Therefore, there is a decrease in the amount of rainfall causing areas of cleared land to result in drought. Drought can be very dangerous for maintaining life on the planet. If clear cutting of trees continues at the rate it is going today, the lack of fresh water may lead to ‘water wars’ throughout the world. Water is a major resource for all living organisms whether it be for hydration or habitat purposes.
Not only is water a major habitat for many living organisms, land is a well. Seventy percent of Earth’s land animals and plants live in forests, and many cannot survive the deforestation that destroys their homes (Deforestation, n.d). One of the most common causes of deforestation is humans seeking land for agriculture. Though humans believe they are doing the right thing by providing more land to grow crops for food, they are destroying the lives of other animals including their

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