The History Of Deforestation

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The succeeding project is an accumulation of articles that focused on the effects of deforestation and the taken determinations to reverse the process with the use of reforestation. The front-runners of deforestation for years were profit of corporations or the prestige of kingdom royalty. As progress was guilty of destroying trees, which would lead to future changes in the ecosystem; and the long-term effects on the environment would go ignored. The once, booming agricultural environment of nations were starting to become a land of waste and taken for granted by those who believed that trees would be around forever. It would take the concern of populations from around the world to come together and bring back a once forgotten healthy ecosystem. …show more content…
William’s article discussed the misconception that deforestation is a recent occurrence, and that it has been gaining momentum in the tropical forest regions of the world since approximately the 1950’s (Williams, 2001). The writer would continue to compare the amount of damage to the environment over the centuries due to the effects of deforestation. Chopping down trees is part of an age-old human quest for shelter, food, and warmth; Trees provide wood for construction, shelter, and the making of multitude of implements. Wood provides the fuel to keep warm, to cook food, and even to smelt metal (Williams, 2001). With the source of comfort provided by the trees, the consumers did not take into consideration the repercussion for their actions of careless destruction of the …show more content…
There was not a concern for diseases brought on by deforestation or the profits from timber sales. In the article presented by Frederic Athearn titled Environment and the Western Frontier: Historic Landscapes Past and Present, the Primary effect of settlement in North America was the Europeanization of the continent: America was turned into a modern version of Europe, complete with farms, ranches cities, and towns. (Athearn, 1985). The strangers to the new land would introduce new breeds of cattle, types of plants and a different way of

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