Causes And Effects Of Deforestation

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Deforestation is the removal of a forest, a large area of trees or an ecosystem for nonforest use by humans. The environment impacts of deforestation have worsened over the years. The disruption of the carbon cycle through deforestation has resulted in lower rates of oxygen production and higher rates of carbon dioxide which is released into the atmosphere. More trees are being harvested by humans which are resulting in less oxygen being produced. Trees are being harvested for housing, expansion, farming and factory purposes. This disruption is reducing the possible rates at which plants are consuming the carbon dioxide to be released back to oxygen, thus resulting in the heating up of the earth’s surface, more commonly known as Global warming. Global warming is the increase in the global average temperature when carbon dioxide (CO2) and other air pollutants and greenhouse gasses collect in the atmosphere and…show more content…
Deforestation causes an increase in air pollution, increase levels of poisoning gasses, increase in environmental heat and much more. All negative effects of deforestation cause many health defects and lung and respiratory problems. The government needs to implement strict rules and regulations put in place to control and decrease the amount of deforestation. Everyone needs to be educated on the harmful effects of deforestation also on the importance of population control which will reduce the number of trees that need to be cut down for human needs. Whenever a tree is cut down we should replant another in place of the one that was harvested. Also, we should join together in understanding the importance of recycling, avoid wasting papers and the unnecessary use of paper towels and paper

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