What would happen if one day the Amazon rainforest disappeared? The Amazon rainforest will disappear is not an assumption. It absolutely will be happen if people keep on deforesting the Amazon rainforest for many different demands. Huge amounts of area in Amazon were deforested because of agricultural pursuits. Also, the deforestation rate has increased in other ways, such as obtain more land for living and excessive uses of wood. Therefore, a large amount of trees were cut down and led to forest destruction. People have done these kinds of activities for many years and these deforestation activities have brought a lot of permanent and long term issues. Although the society has started to consider the problem of deforestation, it is not
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The structure of the land is changed after deforestation. According to Hauser, et al(2002), erosion and flooding turn serious because of increasing deforestation. When erosion and flooding turn serious, biodiversity and specices richness were affected to immensely.(para. 2). Soil will become loose since there is not any trees’ root to hold the soil together. Therefore, most nutrition can be washed away from the surface soil by the rain. In addition, the nutrition will also flow away because of agricultural activities. For example, people cultivate the land continuously obstructing the land to recover. This excessive agricultural pursuit leads to the nutrition in the land become exhausted and turn to an unrecoverable situation. The soil becomes more and more loose and it does not have any nutrition and water. Lastly, the particles of soil will be dehydrated all of water and hence will not bond to each other. Moreover, global warming leads to climate change, such as some of the forest become arid land. It also accelerated the desertification.
1.2. Effect on desertification
As the paper presented the forest will become a desert after deforestation, it can be expected that the area is no longer useable for planting because most plants cannot hold their roots and grow up firmly. Big area of forest disappear that causes many animals lose its habitat.