The Importance Of Deforestation

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Deforestation is affecting the world is a very negative way. Deforestation is unnecessary and causes the climate to change negatively and forests cover 30% of the world’s land area, large patches are lost every year due to deforestation. Deforestation is the permanent destruction of forests or a wide area of trees. People need trees. Deforestation is unnecessary because the water cycle is being affecting negatively and trees are a big part of it, also 1.6 billion people rely on the resources from the forest, and global warming is also being affected negatively. Deforestation is unnecessary since the water cycle is an important part of the Earth and important for all the things on it. Forests are vital to the millions of species that have homes. …show more content…
People get their everyday items from trees. According to the article, Deforestation by World Wildlife Fund, “Many of the world’s most threatened and endangered animals live in forests, and 1.6 billion people rely on benefits forests offer, including food, fresh water, clothing, traditional medicine and shelter.” This explains that deforestation is unnecessary since it’s more a lot more people can benefit from the forest than deforestation. It’s where some of the things we need are there. Also, later in the article it states “Deforestation comes in many forms, including fires, clear-cutting for agriculture, ranching and development, unsustainable logging for timber, and degradation due to climate change. This impacts people’s livelihoods and threatens a wide range of plant and animal species. Some 46-58 thousand square miles of forest are lost each year—equivalent to 48 football fields every minute.” So, the climate change is affecting people just because of …show more content…
Deforestation may be necessary for farms to make money and roads are important for transportation and the land could be used for other buildings for economic growth. According to the article Amazon Deforestation Leads to Economic Boom and Bust by Catherine Brahic, “The researchers say the boom is probably due to a number of factors, including better roads and therefore better access to healthcare and schools.” That is good for safety for people and better ways for transportation, but later in the article it states that “For a short while, the community benefits from the natural resources of the forest, and makes money off the timber and the farms that are set up in the cleared lands. But the soil is rapidly degraded making farming and cattle ranching unsustainable. “A lot of that land ends up being abandoned,” says Ewers.” Ewers is Robert Ewers of Imperial College London. So, the land is only good for a short while and it doesn’t quite last forever and a lot of the land that was deforested is not being used. Global warming is a very serious problem, that trees are a very big part of. According to this other article, Deforestation by National Geographic, “Trees also play a critical role in absorbing the greenhouse gases that fuel global warming. Fewer forests means larger amounts of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere—and increased speed and severity of global warming.” Global warming is very important and

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