Destruction Of The Rainforest Essay

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The destruction of the Earth’s Lungs: During any given moments in the average human’s typical day, a large portion of the Amazon rainforest will have just been destroyed by bulldozing government agencies that work on an industrial scale in efforts to increase marketing globalization. The Amazon in South America is the largest rainforest on Earth despite it’s increasing destruction, the Amazon remains as half the planet’s remaining rainforest, inhabiting a diverse group of species of plants and animals. The Amazon continues to play an essential role in cleaning the Earth’s air by absorbing global emissions of carbon dioxide produced by the human race through use of cars, and power stations. However, deforestation in the Amazon is essentially …show more content…
Deforestation continues today in efforts to continue economic growth by clearing land for cattle grazing, making Brazil the second-largest exporter of beef products. Though deforestation is proved an unethical process and is universally known to produce devastating effects on the environment. The amount of rainforest land deforested in the Amazon since 1970 is estimated to be over 232,000 square miles, increasing by the years with the height being in the 1990’s during soybean production as the soil exposed by farmed is only usable for a short period of time, eventually needing to clear more rainforest land in order to keep the soybean production industry striving, resulting in the devastating effects that deforestation has on our …show more content…
The importance trees hold to the natural water cycle is critical as more than half the water in the ecosystem is held within the plants within the rainforest, according to the Natural Geographic Society. Trees hold an essential role in absorbing the precipitation and producing water vapor to release into the world’s atmosphere while lessening the pollution in the world’s water by stopping runoffs. Not only are tree’s critical to the water cycle, Tree roots play a large role in anchoring the land’s soil. When tree’s are destroyed by burning, etc. soil is able to wash away, leading to vegetation growth issues. As for farmers that practiced deforestation, the growing of cash crops such as coffee and soy further soil erosion due to these trees inability to hold onto

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