Forests are important for several reasons. Deforestation is one of the major problems in todays history. The history of deforestation has occurred in the past 40,000 years, mainly resulting of human activity. Deforestation has caused a huge impact on the population growth. The alternatives of cutting down trees is agriculture, products, and human settlement. The reasons behind the activity of cutting down trees started an alarming quantity today is endangering the ecosystem and the balance between humans, nature and the atmosphere.
Statistics show half the world’s forests have been destroyed and cleared. Deforestation occurs typically around the world through tropical rainforests. Currently countries with significant deforestation are Brazil, Indonesia, and Thailand.
First of all, Deforestation is the permanent destruction of forest to make land available for other interests. Deforestation has increased rapidly in the past 50 years. In 1600, 90 percent of the United States indigenous forest have been removed. Deforestation became a serious concern in 1950’s it has been an issue since humans began making fire hundreds of years ago.
In Brazil, for example, the construction of the Transamazonian Highway in the 1970's had forest in deforestation both for logging and for agricultural purposes. Brazil has had the highest rate in the world due to deforestation. In the 70’s more than 600,000 sq km of the forest was destroyed. Brazil also consist of a high level of biodiversity. An irreversible damage to the natural habitat and loss in biodiversity is permanent habitat, global warming, global climate change. Many would support the opinion that forest should be eliminated for future purposes.The consequences of cutting down thousands of acres of trees has increased human beings to increase in their population, causing many species of animals to become endangered. The world’s motivations of deforestation is using the trees for construction materials or fuel. The cutting down of trees is also typically done to make more housing and urbanization. Urbanization has caused more air pollution in today’s society.
Second of all, Statistics show half the world’s forests have been destroyed and cleared. Currently, 30 percent of the world landmass is covered by forests. Without trees, forest lands can rapidly become unproductive land. The oxygen produced by trees perpetuate the water cycle. Also there is a growing number of...