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Published on February 18, 2014

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DEFORESTATION DEFINITION BY MICHELE LUPI

CLIMATE CHANGE • The climate is influenced by natural activity like: volcanic eruptions, changing solar activity, orbital variations, climate oscillations, and natural intake and emission of carbon ,CO2, by animal and plant respiration, volcanic activity, and oceanatmosphere exchange.

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DEFORESTATION DEFINTION • So what is deforestation? Deforestation is mankind cutting and removing trees from woodlands or forests in order to use the land for commercial property or maybe logging reasons but whatever purpose it may serve it is usually for a profit. GREED. The almighty dollar. Deforestation has been around for millions of years since the caveman days. The cavemen built fires that required wood. Wood was also used for shelter and eventually paper and other products.

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CARBON DIOXIDE • Carbon is a natural greenhouse gas but ever since the Industrial Revolution there has been way too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Humans are now considered a non natural influence to the control of climate. We burn too many fossil fuels and use them for transportation, deforestation is another phenomenon caused by humans.

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INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION • There is evidence that some 4000 years ago people would bald a forest by setting it ablaze and then use the barren land for agricultural reasons. It seems that maybe at that time the side effects weren't significant because there wasn't a big population 4000 years ago. The Industrial Revolution caused the rate of deforestation to rise dramatically. Timber was in great demand for shipbuilding so the business of logging boomed. Also houses needed wood for construction.

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GREED • When these people are cutting down trees they never replace them somewhere else. This idea wouldn't make the slaying of our forests any better, but if they did replace the trees they cut down then deforestation wouldn't be as much of an issue. Now we are suffering the consequences of deforestation and so is our beautiful Earth. It is difficult to put a stop to deforestation and greed is only growing worse. People also fail to realize that when you burn the forests you are releasing carbon into the atmosphere. So DOUBLE WHAMMY. Kill trees that absorb carbon and while you burn them release even more into the air.

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OXYGEN • Mankind truly believes that the woodlands and forests are there to cater to them but they assume another role. A very important one. Trees are essential for us. We would never be able to live without them. We humans and all kinds of others species need oxygen to breathe and develop and trees are the giver of this oxygen, but that is not all trees do. Did you realize that trees absorb carbon dioxide.? The same carbon dioxide that is causing the planet to be in such disarray.

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NATURE • Let me teach you something. Nature is a complex system made up of little eco-systems. In most places trees, plants, the earth, water, and animals exist together in a delicate balance. Humans come in and disrupt this balance and it's not only the trees that are affected it is the entire planet and the ultimate outcome is eventual human extinction.

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SIX WAY DEFORESTATION AFFECTS MOTHER EARTH • Ecosystems are destroyed or altered, natural habitats are destroyed, take deer as an example. Why do you think there are so many deer running around in suburban areas? .....because we are destroying their natural habitats by cutting down trees. • Biodiversity is affected. Biodiversity is specific animals and plant life in certain regions. Deforestation forces some plant life to die and certain species of animals to go elsewhere. • Erosion occurs when trees are cleared because tree roots hold soil together and the trees leaves shade the soil from excess sun. With no shade it dries out and washed away by wind and rain.

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SIX WAY DEFORESTATION AFFECTS MOTHER EARTH • Earth's Climate is affected. Since there are less trees to absorb carbon dioxide it goes into the atmosphere. This has caused a greenhouse effect, a natural phenomenon that causes the earth's core temperature to rise. Melting ice caps, cause flooding. Eventually they will melt so much that the entire earth will be covered in water. • Trees are nature's air purifier, the trees absorbs toxins and pollutants and release air or oxygen. • Erosion eventually causes the terrains to change.

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