Deforestation is a serious problem that needs to be stopped. It is something that I hate and want to stop. This is because many of the places that I love to visit are forests or a place with many trees. Almost half of the world’s original forests have been cut down, and most of it has been cut down recently. And sadly more than half of the world’s plant and animal species live in these forests that are being cut down. This needs to stop and we can all help to find a way.
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Deforestation is a major problem in our world. This is when forests are cleared and the trees are being used to build homes, make furniture, and paper. when the trees are cut down in a really fast rate we don’t plant enough trees to make up for it. Another problem with losing the forest is we also lose a major carbon sink. With fewer carbon sinks we have more carbon going into the atmosphere. this causes a change in climate. A way we can prevent deforestation is to recycle paper or use less paper. Another way we can help is plant more trees and try to build another carbon sink.
Hi, I’m Sarah. Today I was on Urban Outfitters.com online shopping. I was thinking of ordering something, and i thought, “Well, i can just go to the store and get it there.” But then i thought about the environmental affects that would have; driving all the way to the store, getting the wrapping of the item and going home and maybe recycling it. So, i figured, i might as well just order it online. But then I thought, “Could the environmental effects be greater and more negative to purchase it online?” Thinking about the excessive wrapping of the item in a box, the shipping of the box by plane or car and the CO2 emission there, and then it finally arriving at my house. What would have a greater effect on the environment? Anyone have any ideas?
I think the USA should move towards the use of nuclear energy. Although nuclear energy can be dangerous when handled incorrectly, proper safety measures and back-up plans can help alleviate disaster if they are taken ahead of time. Nuclear energy is a lot cleaner than fossil fuels, and it can produce much larger amounts of energy than other renewable sources such as wind and solar energy. Nuclear energy is also cost-effective — although plants may be expensive to build, generating the energy itself isn’t expensive. Other countries are moving towards using nuclear energy, too, which should serve as a reason for the US to begin using nuclear energy. The usage of nuclear energy could affect the atmosphere by reducing CO2 emissions, possibly halting global warning if measures were to be taken to build plants now. To reduce it’s amount of CO2 emissions, the USA should expand its usage of nuclear energy.
Deforestation is a major problem. It is when people cut down trees so they can use the land for farming, homes, and other things. Over time as people cut down more trees there are fewer and fewer forests. This causes a big problem. One of the big problems about deforestation is that it changes the climate. In the process of photosynthesis plants change carbon dioxide into oxygen. This is very important to all living things. When you reduce the number of carbon dioxide absorbing trees then there is more carbon dioxide in the air. This causes a change in climate. Over the past 150 years thirty percent of the carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere has been because of deforestation. We should all try and help prevent deforestation. One way we can do that is by replanting trees, but that is not the only thing you can do. Another cause of deforestation is the making of products like paper. You can help prevent deforestation by recycling and using less paper.
I agree with Lizzie in the fact that deforestation is a major problem, however, I think that the rate of deforestation, if not now, will start to decrease because although paper is still in high demand, many people choose to use email in opposition to pen and paper, and many other daily tasks on a computer rather than paper. For example, at the school I attend, everyone uses a laptop for documents, note taking, and other school activities. It is a required piece of equipment. Nevertheless, there are countless trees felled a year, which is a tragedy. Those trees are the homes to animals (many near extinction), birds, countless other wildlife and provide the earth with more resources than we know.
Deforestation is a serious problem. At the rate we are going, all the rain forests could be gone within one hundred years. Deforestation is continued mostly for agricultural purposes but the trees cut down are also used for wood and paper products. In some places trees are cut down to make room for more houses or new developments or are killed as the result of a natural disaster like wildfires. Deforestation mainly affects the Earth’s enviroment because of the loss of habitats for many species. About seventy percent of land animals and plants live in forests, and if deforestation continues, they will continue to be killed. Removing the trees will also affect the undergrowth of the forests; they will suddenly have much more light and more extreme temperatures that could be harmful to them.
Deforestation can be easily helped. We can try to use less paper by recycling or being more consious about buying recycled products. It can also be helped by planting a new trees to replace the ones that were cut down.
It is a known fact that deforestation harms our environment. The reason why much of deforestation is still occurring even with these harmful outcomes is because it creates jobs. many forests have been leveled in order to create farms. What scientists are now discovering is that this could have a long term affect on the climate of the area. The amount of plants affects the amount of pure oxygen in said environment which contributes to global warming. Also, deforestation can lead to floods, erosion, and the area can be more susceptible to fire.
I live in America, but deforestation is a global issue. We use up more resources than need, and those resources are often wasted in the end. We are hurting organisms because we destroy their natural habitats. We continue to use up what we have because we think there is so much. We are being ungrateful. We are not the only creatures that rely on forests. We need to remember- If we cut down more trees to help ourselves now, in the future we will be out of resources. Considering how beneficial recycling is, we should not have to continue deforestation. We have so much paper that can be recycled and reused, but instead it is not being sent to the proper facilities and is just being wasted.
Besides being used to create products, trees are cut down to create room. This problem is harder to prevent. I understand land is needed to support businesses, local agriculture, and transportational services. However, it does not excuse deforestation. If it is necessary to clear out an area, more trees should be planted and cared for in a different, designated, and safe area. Deforestation will end up hurting us humans in the end, and it is selfish. We need to think of a resolution now, before it’s too late.
There are several causes of deforestation. One of them is the demand for trees to make paper products. However, there are greener ways to make these products than by cutting down trees.
One environmentally friendly way to make paper and paper products is to use recycled materials. Many cities have recycling programs that accept paper. If we recycle our newspaper, cardboard, and other paper, then we might be able to reduce the demand for new paper, thereby reducing deforestation. The article linked below lists some more benefits of recycling paper.
If we must cut down trees to make new products, then we should establish tree plantations. In a tree plantation, a new tree is planted for every tree that is cut down. Doing this could offset the negative effects of deforestation and could provide a sustainable source for making paper products.
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