the main causes of total clearance are agriculture and in drier areas fuel wood collection,mining,industrial development and large dams also have a serious impact.
How many humans have contributed to Rainforest Destruction?
the greatest cause of tropical rainforest destruction today comes from human activities, which, unlike natural damage, are unrelenting and thorough.
- Activities that contributed to this loss include subsistence activities, oil extraction, logging, mining, fires, wars, commercial agricultural, cattle ranching, hydroelectric projects, pollution, and hunting.
how does this topic affect the environment?
if tropical rainforest deforestation continues at the current rate, it is estimated that by the first part of the 21th century about half of the remaining rainforest will be lost along with about 5 to 10% of all the species on the planet.
how does this topic affect human health?
more trees cut down causes less carbon dioxide to get absorbed which builds in the atmosphere with the other greenhouse gases and leads to global warming.this builds up occurs from human activities such as the cutting down of forest.save the world!
Briefly describe the history of rainforest destruction.When did it begin?
Starting in the late 1960s . Brazil began cutting and burning forest at an alarming rate. In 2005, Brazil's annual deforestation rate unexpectedly began to fall. It went from aout 27,000 square kilometers in 2004 to about 4,500 kilometers in 2012.
Other interesting facts about rainforest destruction?
If the current rate of deforestation continues, it will take less than 100 years to destroy all the rainforests on the earth.
Soil erosion ,floods, wildlife extinction, increase in global warning, and climate imbalance are few of the effects of deforestation.