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Advantage and Disadvantage of Human Impact on Rainforest

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Advantage and Disadvantage of Human Impact on Rainforest Human Impact on Rainforest is it a necessity? Rainforest are the beautiful gift of Mother Nature. It consists of the most magnificent species and plants in the world. 4.2% of the world's animals live in the rainforest. This statistic it self shows how bad it would be to destroy such essential part of the worlds biodiversity. Nevertheless there are still huge advantages of deforestation. But does this mean 2.47 acres of rainforest should be destroyed every single second? This mean every second of the day size of two football field is lost forever. Rainforests are the most productive and most complex ecosystems on Earth. Amazon rainforest alone produces 20% of the world's oxygen. Therefore, the consequences of destroying it will be very harsh on us humans. If we take the resources such as wood from the rainforest, for our everyday use now, we will be the ones suffering in long term. Rainforest use to cover 14% of our earth, and now its left with only 6%. From looking at the rainforest from different perspective actually tells us a lot. For example a poor farmer would be interested in clearing the forest since it would provide food for his family, the land would be extremely helpful to him he can live there, as well as have economic security. ...read more.

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This generation will be effected by the lost of tropical rainforest. Experts predict in less than 40 years of time all the rainforest materials will be consumed. That's how rapidly everything's going to change. Agriculture is one of the reasons why deforestation is taking place. There are other reasons for forest degradation such as logging, mining, fuel wood collection, industrial development and large dams. Tourism is becoming a larger threat to the forests as well. Logging has one of the hugest impacts on rainforest. This is due to many reasons. We humans use furniture as our everyday live, those who get the opportunity of getting education use papers everyday. We are surrounded by things that are made out of wood. If we look at this situation from a logger's perspective, they are just interested in cutting commercial timbers to produce wood products. . Companies cut down mature old trees for their own good. Large areas of rainforest are destroyed in order to remove only a few logs. What people do not understand is when they are cutting down those "few" trees, the trees fall into the soil by heavy machinery which is decreasing the chance for regeneration. Since ecosystems are all connected to each other, if one tree is cut down it tears down climbers, vines, epiphytes and lianas too. As a result this leaves a large whole in the canopy and completing it takes hundreds more years. ...read more.

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They are used for transport to cut down the trees, for some tourist who will visit the rainforest. If the tourists do want to visit the natural beauty why make it artificial. From my point of view there are more disadvantage of deforestation than advantage. This is because if all the rainforests are cut there will be less oxygen which at a point might cause death therefore if humans continue plantation there will be of no use. Moreover, one fifth of the world's fresh water is in the Amazon Basin. In our everyday life everyone needs water. At least 80% of the developed world's diets are in the tropical rainforest than why bother destroy rainforest and start plantation. Currently 1230 prescription of drugs are sold worldwide come from plants in the rainforest, if this is all destroyed imagine how diseases will get cured. 25% of the active ingredients in today's cancer fighting drugs come from organism found in the rainforest. After looking at all these facts, I don't think there should be anymore deforestation. People should find possible solution because everything is possible. At some points deforestation has to take place. When the population increases there will be no choice but to cut down trees. When in need of paper they have to cut down trees. But other then that should they still carry out these practices? Science can be applied to solve all this. They can sow a seed every single time they destroy one even little thing like this can count. http://www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/background/solution.htm http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/programs/agriculture/index.html http://www.savetherainforest.org/savetherainforest_006.htm http://allmalaysia.info/news/story.asp?file=/2004/6/5/state/8145376&sec=mi_pahang http://www.savetherainforest.org/savetherainforest_006.htm http://www.tracyanddale.50megs.com/tioman.html http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/background/solution.htm http://www.rcfa-cfan.org/english/issues.12-5.html http://www.fs.fed.us/global/lzone/student/tropical.htm http://www.rain-tree.com/schoolreports.htm http://www.tioman-dive-centre.com/tiomanisland.htm ...read more.

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