Essay about The Effects Of Deforestation On The Environment

1684 Words Feb 29th, 2016 7 Pages
Humans are incapable of living without oxygen, so why does it seem logical to cut down our main source of life? Not only are we reducing the oxygen entering the air while cutting down trees, many other negative effects occur worldwide. Deforestation is a permanent destruction of forests to make room for other uses. With it comes many negative effects that hurt not only us but the animal population and the atmosphere. It has been estimated that about half of the world’s forests have been cleared, and about 36 football fields worth of trees are lost every minute. A couple of organizations have been for the cause of ending deforestation all together. Greenpeace, for example, is an independent campaigning organization that uses creative communication to expose global environmental problems, such as deforestation, has been raising awareness to this situation. Deforestation should be eliminated throughout the world. Deforestation has many negative effects on the environment. It’s considered to be a contributing factor to climate change. Climate change is because of a buildup of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and if we carry on cutting down the main tool we have to diminish this CO2 build up, we can expect the climate of our planet to change dramatically over the next decades. Deforestation not only lessens the amount of carbon stores, it also releases carbon dioxide into the air. “According to the 2010 Global Forest Resources Assessment, deforestation releases nearly a billion…

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