Rainforests are home to 50% of all species on earth in only 2% of all earth’s land. Therefore, the earths oxygen production does depend on the rainforest plant life quite a bit because of the photosynthesis process. As you many know, photosynthesis is the process where plants use CO2 and sunlight to gain energy, and releases oxygen as a waste product into the environment. Because of increased deforestation, carbon dioxide levels are steadily increasing.
Carbon dioxide is a gas that absorbs the sun’s UV rays, and ruins the ozone layer that protects the earth from these harmful rays. Deforestation causes a weaker ozone layer, further leading to global warming. Not only does deforestation interfere with the earth’s way of removing carbon dioxide, but it also adds carbon dioxide emission because the trees are usually burned after being cut down. When deforestation is paired with other carbon emitting activities such as aviation, automobiles, telephones, or heavy use of electronics, global warming can become even worse condition than it already is.
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Hello, I am Natalia Garcia from Taiwan. I think deforestation is something very important to talk about, because if humans continue clearing large areas of land, it can lead to soil erosion and loss of animal habitats which means some animals that live in places that have deforestation may not be able to survive. In some ecosystems, it can take hundreds of years for reforestation. If deforestation continues, the world’s rain forests will be vanished within the next hundred years. So, I think deforestation is a serious problem.
Deforestation don’t only lead to soil erosion and loss of habitats, it can also affect global climates. By cutting trees down, rates of photosynthesis decrease and more carbon dioxide remains in the atmosphere. Just because of that, increased concentrations of carbon dioxide can cause Earth’s average surface temperatures to increase.
Desertification can also be spread around the world if we do not stop deforestation. The number of new tree plantations is growing each year, but their total still equals a tiny fraction of the Earth’s forested land.
Hello, everyone. I am Brian Mao from Taiwan, and I am currently studying in DIS as a junior. I like to talk about deforestation because I have a strong feeling towards mother nature. Trees are especially important to nature because they sustain the life and the whole ecosystem. Fungi, one of the greatest source of decomposers, feed on the energy provided by trees. Mosses and lichens also live on tree to absorb some water, and they are the food source for insects. Insects are the food source for birds and other animals, and the food chain goes on. Another aspect is that the trees provide leaf, fruits and shelters to countless animals, including humans. Imagine what earth would be like without them.
Deforestation is a big problem because human beings have wiped out a lot of trees and have brought great damages to the eco-system. At the current rate of deforestation, the world’s rain forest will vanish in about a hundred years.
Hello, I am Hattaway.
I think talking about deforestation. I focus primarily on the Amazon although it is a very busy. Mainly I will say that in the lungs of the Earth, the Amazon contains a total of seven million hectares. According to Greenpeace, 5 acres are cleared per minute in the Amazon. The day should be about 7,200 acres per year would become 2.628 million hectares. Although the figures say that in one year only 1,323,924 hectares have been cleared without illegal parties. Reforestation comes to the point that the area could be harvested from the Amazon that is equal to the area of Spain.
These data are chilling because if echáramos accounts, we would see that soon the Amazon, at this rate, it would be like a desert. Not to mention that not supporting recovery actions logging, since it is too expensive.
Good morning, Hattaway
Good morning every one! The subject of the deforestation, is something which affects me a lot cause trees are also alive and we had to take care of this biodiversity. Let’s take an exemple , In the bresil, we cultivate of numerous bit just for fields and it’s really bad , cause trees are important We would be lacking of cO2 without them and more bit decreases more the air will be missing, and the fauna and the flora will decrease. Here in france we take really care of the bit , beacause it’s really necessary . We should make video, actions, demonstration for reduice these deforestations perms which degrade our earth.
Deforestation usually happens because large corporations need the trees to mass produce something. Deforestation takes away homes of many species. There are many that eventually extinct since they are not able to survive. I watched a video in AP Bio and not only do wild animals live there, but people still do as well. Examples of people still living in this kind of environment are in Brazil and New Guinea. These people could be largely affected by deforestation.The video was called Jungles: People of the Trees
Deforestation is ripping apart the soil of south America which not only destroys wildlife habitat but ensures nothing else can grow there. I feel like a lot of people join the protest against deforestation to jump on the bandwagon without examining the issue, but it really is an important issue.
The fight to save the Amazon just enlisted a global sports superstar, Ricardo Kaká. The current Real Madrid striker and Brazilian national starter has joined Greenpeace to support zero deforestation of the Amazon.
While soccer still has a way to go in the USA, there isn’t a kid in the world (outside the USA) who doesn’t know who Kaká is. Let’s hope Kaká’s star power makes our future generations understand that Amazon deforestation must not be tolerated.
Why are trees are turning blue in Seattle and Vancouver?
It’s a socially-driven art project started by Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos who uses a water-based pigment to turn the trees “ultramarine blue.”
The goal: To inspire awareness about global deforestation. Take a look at what the project looked like in Vancouver.
This is still local news. But look for this social art project to gain momentum at a national level. It’s beautiful and deserves our attention!!!
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