Deforestation is when forests are destroyed by cutting trees (logging) and not replanting them. Sometimes deforestation happens when people change lands into farms, ranches and cities. The most common cause for deforestation is obtaining wood and fuel. This way, the homeland of many animals disappears, leading to their undoubted death.
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As we know, deforestation is the removal of trees. As the population grows, people need to remove more trees. They use the land to make farms. They also use the wood from the trees as lumber to make buildings and other things, or they burn the trees as firewood. Sometimes, forests are lost because people want to make cities bigger; this means building roads and buildings on the land where the forests are. Sometimes deforestation may be caused due to increase of population.
Forests have the following functions:-
- regulation of the water cycle
- production of soil
- providing habitat for animals
- providing most of our oxygen
- maintain the oxygen and carbon dioxide (CO2)
- balance in the atmosphere
- regulation of temperature
- prevention of soil erosion
- tree diseases 
Forests are often planted to protect against natural disasters. When forests are lost, very often the soil they protected is also lost. This loss of soil is called erosion.
Trees are also important for carbon sequestration. When the trees burn or rot, the carbon in them returns to the atmosphere in the form of carbon dioxide. Since carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, deforestation causes global warming. Tropical deforestation is responsible for about 20% of world greenhouse gas emissions.
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Essay on A Speech on Banning Deforestation
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Deforestation is a major problem and it causes a number of disruptions. Did you know that an area of forest equal to 20 football or rugby fields is lost every minute? This just gives you an idea of how much deforestation takes place. Deforestation is known as the world’s most pressing land-use problems, so don’t you think that something should be done about this?
The size of the world’s forest total is 4.7%, yet emits 25% of the world total carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide greatly effects global warming. Did you know it accounts for at least half of the greenhouse effect? The problem occurs when these atmospheric gases, mostly produced by human activities, slowly warm the earth. Trees are half…show more content…
We can use wood sparingly; we can learn how to make a low-cost, energy sufficient stove contact or we can use the “Wonder box” which is a cheap, simple way to save fuel, whether wood or electricity. There are plenty of things for us to do, so why is nothing being done? Wouldn’t the world be a better place if the trees were left alone and animal’s homes were left as they were? Some people try their hardest to save wood and energy and to recycle anything possible. We all need to do all that we can to save the forests. One day there will be no forests left; it will just be soil and many animals will be left with homeless and nowhere to live. Do we really want this to happen? I don’t think we do. And I am sure if everyone tried to save the forests then we could make it happen. Just start by doing the simplest things, recycling and using the Wonder Box.
People are getting concerned with the rate of deforestation, currently; 12 million hectares of forests are cleared annually. Almost all of this deforestation occurs in the moist forests and open woodlands of the tropics. At this amazing rate all tropical rainforests could be lost completely by the year 2050. I can’t imagine what the world would be like with no rainforests, can you?
Many people have different opinions about deforestation. Some people believe that deforestation is bad and in the future can cause death to humans. Others