Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Many Causes of Deforestation (part 1 of 2)

Imagine what the world would be like in the coming years if the current rate of deforestation runs at 15 hectares annually? In a matter of 30 years, all the untouched areas of Earth can turn into a barren wasteland. In just a snap, all could possibly lead to the deaths of both species and humans alike. Thus, people should take action in order to bring deforestation to a stop.

All the causes of deforestation have high probabilities of getting solved. It only takes patience and discipline to finally make the problem come to an end. Although the road to total closure of deforestation is quite twisted and rough, there would certainly be ways to deal with it if all people in the world are willing to take part in solving the problem.

The Top Five Causes of Deforestation

Every part of the world has varying causes of deforestation; but the top five causes known to afflict all earth are: human made calamities, illegal logging, industrialization, conversion of forests to agricultural landmarks, and oil exploitation. All seem to be stoppable, but it is still a question why the roots of deforestation could never be cut.

Human made calamities such as fire outbreaks are very common sources of forest depletion. Easily but remarkably, the forests can become denuded in no time through huge flames which can either be accidentally done or purposefully started. Some farmers wipe off an entire crop through fire and replant again after a few days. Little do they know that these forest fires emit much carbon dioxide which is very toxic to the atmosphere. Perhaps more education can help them understand why such activities are not permitted.

Illegal logging is also another way that leads to the destruction of plant life. Since there is a need for woods to be used in building houses or in manufacturing furniture, the demand for more trees to be felled is also increased.

Urbanization occurs when vast forest areas are turned into cities. Although this helps the economy grow, we should be reminded of the degree of destruction it can bring. No matter how much we will be needing lands for bigger buildings, the necessity of having a cleaner earth should be given greater attention and concern first.

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