Environmental Effects Of Forest

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Register to read the introduction… Most of these effects are negative ones. The loss of forestlands is connected to desertification, which translates into there being fewer trees, thus decreasing the future forest workers employment. Heavy rainfall and high sunlight quickly damage the topsoil in tropical rainforest, causing them to regenerate slower and also providing insufficient farming grounds. When forests are replanted there will also be a loss in quality. Also the medical treatments, cures and vaccines will never be discovered if there are no forests to discover them in. There may be a loss of future markets for ecotourism. The value of a forest is often higher when it is left standing than it could be worth when it is harvested (Dudley). Deforestation can cause the climate to change which could cause and increase in floods and …show more content…
Forests store large amounts of carbon that are released when trees are cut or burned. It is said that deforestation and the burning of biomass will be responsible for fifteen percent of the greenhouse effect between 1990 and 2025 (FAO). Because of global warming ranges of tree species could shift with respect to altitude and latitude (Humankind 2). Furthermore, the stress of such environmental change may make some species more susceptible to the effects if insects, pollution, disease and fire (FAO). Also, areas of trees may be lost and genetic diversity may …show more content…
Society should educate people of today to change their ways and teach the younger generations to have respect for nature. The young people in our society should also be taught about the biological, social and economic values of forests. Environmental conservation should be as important as math, physics, and history in school. Workers should be taught to use technology to enhance forest ecosystems instead of destroying them for reforestation. If humans would just see themselves as a part of nature, they will respect it so much more and not just exploit it for its

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