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Deforestation: The Biggest Threat to Climate Change by City Tech Blogger Andy

 

Future predictions indicate alarming climate, land use, ocean and air problems in the near future are becoming very prominent and have been adversely affecting the poor and weak of many societies. Continuing down this road would drive billions of people to the limits of human existence without any meaningful improvement.

Humans fully understand that renewable resources such as soil, forests, and fish are being consumed at a faster rate than they can be replenished, and we know that atmospheric greenhouse gasses are rising severely. Most of us acknowledge this simply does not work in the long run. The indicators are now well established for climate change: overpopulation, depletion of topsoil and freshwater, rising species extinction levels, deforestation, harmful contaminants that linger in the atmosphere, constant human hunger and poverty, and an increasingly unstable financial system and globalizing economy.

In order for us to live cooperative with nature, people should protect and restore the ecosystems. We are causing the extinction of biodiversity by clearing the forests. We are destroying habitats and increasing animal vulnerability, and thus threatening biodiversity. We endanger the species when we cut down those forests and damage their homes. The water cycles are interrupted because trees cannot evaporate groundwater, which causes drying of the surrounding environment. Because the trees release water into the environment, cutting them down decreases the water rate in the atmosphere. Therefore, clouds aren’t growing. As a result, farming fields are not getting enough rainfall. Hence it only affects humans indirectly. Soil erosion is intensified, as trees are no longer there to cover and preserve the soil. We are disrupting and harming wildfire through deforestation which causes an environmental imbalance.

Disrupting and destroying forests is also destabilizing sources of oxygen and greenhouse gas emissions. Trees play an important role in containing carbon dioxide as well as purifying air by means of oxygen. Deforestation also has an impact on global warming and climate change. Trees are our primary means of storing carbon dioxide, but if we keep chopping down trees and causing carbon dioxide to leak into the air, the atmosphere would dramatically change, and global warming will most likely intensify.

Soil is providing nutrients and plants need to expand in the structure. Plants draw nutrients from the soil as they expand and return organic matter, which in effect enhances the soil, making it fertile. When plants come and go, the soil’s fertility increases over time, allowing it to sustain ever more plant life. Plants serve as animal food. Animals also carry the nutrients back to the soil. Waste is not present in nature. Both products are reused or recycled for a large array of uses, including cow manure may be used as a fertilizer for agriculture. Nature’s wastes help all life on the planet’s surface.

In order to prevent deforestation, people should plant trees so that enforces reforestation. There should be a place to plant trees and trees are not allowed to be cut down. If this continues there could be an opportunity to stop deforestation and completely reverse the entire process. For all the wood needed for the industry there may be special forest plantations. In a managed and governed setting, the wood can be cut. Water management also has a major impact on deforestation. When the species has no water so the whole ecosystem will fail. Building new dams should be carefully designed so that no one area is deprived of water, and the other area has plenty of water. Sustainability is a growing issue in a resource scarce world. The need for economic technological greening implied developing ways of reducing our reliance on non-renewable energy and resources for producing goods and services. Yet renewable energy production also faces the challenge of growing acquisition costs due to the need to manufacture, maintain, and upgrade infrastructures required to collect them.

 

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  1. I especially dislike deforestation due to the ruining of wildlife. Animals just live their lives and then in just a short period of time, their homes are gone. Sure animals aren’t as intelligent (though some are clever) as humans but they are still living creatures. Nowadays people seem to be aware of this fact, but a few choose to disregard this since it doesn’t immediately affect their daily lives and they probably don’t think long term because they are too busy with social duties, their jobs or relationships. But man it really sucks to think of the number of animals that are suffering and we are to blame. Plus as you said, by destroying forests we’re just consuming more than what can be made. At some point, many others need to start considering the environment that exists outside their homes/buildings and start helping to grow more trees (which isn’t really difficult). Plus, creating more trees would help us since more trees would obviously mean more oxygen which is important considering we’re also suffering from poor air quality.
    I really like all your points, and agree with them wholeheartedly. If everyone/most people decided to and supported the growing of more trees and were against deforestation, we would eventually see a better quality of life.

  2. I completely agree with you, deforestation is a problem which requires immediate attention. Increased population is not only increasing global warming but also increasing the problem of not having sufficient living and working lands. Due to the shortage of living and working lands, significant number of forests are being cleared everyday in order to compensate. Clearing forests are increasing both climate change and global warming, it’s also destroying the ecosystem and natural habitats of several animals, causing them to go extinct. Forests are home to several different animals, and humans are destroying their living lands in order to make room for themselves. If the deforestation continues on its present course, soon the earth will have very few forests, causing a decreased amount of oxygen and increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. If this happens, the earth will no longer be livable and humans will be the ones responsible. I also agree that certain measures should be taken to prevent deforestation. New laws should be enforced to prevent necessary trees from getting cut down and promote the planting of more trees. If the tree plantation rate is lower than the number of trees getting cut every day, it will lead to an unimaginable situation in the future. The change that’s occurring now may seem slower but our future generations will suffer major problems if deforestation continues.

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