Global Warming: The Amazon Rainforest

Global warming has been a sensitive subject since it had first shown evidence of destruction on Earth’s surface. For years now, the public has been keeping a watchful eye on our environment and the daily activities that contribute to it. Many people of the public support the idea that actions need to be made to prevent global warming from reaching the ultimate extreme. On the other hand, many others believe it is too late and that we have passed the point of no return. One point that is not denied by any group is that the human race is accelerating the process with daily activities and daily consumption of resources. Global warming is the result of many combinations of natural and man-made emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon …show more content…
The deforestation is caused by those who wish to use the land for other purposes such as pasture land and crop land. The main concern of many scientists is that the deforestation is reaching to the natural rainforests of the world. Rainforests alone create a sizeable measurement of oxygen and regulate Earth’s temperature. The primary rainforest in this conflict of concern is the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon rainforest is known to be the largest tropical forest in the world. The rainforest covers more than 1/2 of Brazil and is home to 1/3 of the world’s birds as well as 1/2 of the world’s species. The Amazon forest also supplies around 20% of the world’s oxygen. However, about 20% of the Amazon rainforest has already been chopped down and is being used for pasture and growing soybeans. According to many studies, this impact is only increasing over time. Due to this deforestation, the forests cannot absorb as much of the carbon dioxide causing the temperature to escalate. This conflict causes a decrease in evapotranspiration, which decreases precipitation. Without a sizeable amount of moisture for precipitation, vegetation will become dry and useless to the environment. Scientists believe that is the deforestation persists at the current rate, the Amazon rainforest will be gone within 100 years. However, the United Nations’ Reducing …show more content…
The effects of global warming are drastic and irreversible. Ice glaciers are melting, corals are bleaching and many species are on the brink of becoming endangered or extinct. The efforts of humans taking action can prevent the ecological catastrophe that many fear the Earth will experience. With the help of the natural environment, global warming can be minimized to a controllable state so we can reach an ecological equilibrium once

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