Deforestation

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Deforestation

Clearing earths forest, big amounts at a time. Most causes of deforestation is due to a need in money or people providing for their families. The biggest drivers of deforestation is agriculture. Also farmers cut down trees in order for space to plant their crops or raising livestock. Wildfires may be a cause that does not have to do with humans. There are many effects on the environment but loss of habitat for millions of species is the most dramatic. If there are less trees then carbon will be more in the environment and the earth will be less healthy then it already is.

Removal of trees

Fewer forest means larger amounts of greenhouse gases and these gases are not good. Removing trees deprives the forest of portions of its canopy, which blocks sun rays during the day and at night time holds the heat. Solution to deforestation would be to simply stop cutting down trees. The reason for continuing deforestation is because humans in this time need more space and they don't see what their doing to the earth by cutting down trees.

The Deforestation of the Amazon (A Time Lapse)

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In this video it shows how the world has changed. The world has changed dramatically by deforestation. It shows how land on earth is becoming dry do to many trees being cut down. Cutting downs trees is very dangerous to the environment because it can cause a lot of problems. One problem can be disruption in the water cycle. Also if there are no trees around then there would be no homes around either for certain animals. So taking away trees is taking away homes.

Effects of deforestation

  • Deforestation drives climate change
  • Forest will dry out with out shade from trees
  • Trees also help with the water cycle
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