Rainforests are one of the world’s most important resources. Without it, we probably wouldn’t be alive because it provides a huge percentage of the world’s oxygen. Deforestation has affected the rainforest in many ways; it negatively affected the earth’s climate and eliminated over half of the world’s rainforest.
Most organisms rely on their environment, how would they be alive if their environment to being cut down? Scientists have estimated that more than half of the Earth’s species, plants, animals, and insects call the rainforest home, and a huge percentage are herbivorous. So due to the cutting down of trees which have leaves, some animals starve or have to find a new home. Populations of animals in the rainforest environment have been rejecting due to deforestation. They are beginning to have fewer places to live. For example, in the Amazon, birds, cats, monkeys, sloths, and many exotic animals would be without a home or even starve to death if the rainforest is tore down. Also, animals are sometimes forced to leave due to the lack of food and often wander to areas where they are not welcome. The loss of just a small area can lead to the extinction of an animal. Also, deforestation has many other effects on the world.
Deforestation has eliminated a huge percentage of the world’s rainforests. As large as the country of Panama of rainforests is lost each year because of this practice, equivalent to 36 football fields every minute, if we keep losing trees at this rate, we will not have a rainforest by the year 2040. Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area. Also, deforestation affects the earth and its resource.
Deforestation affects the earth’s physical environment. Deforestation drives climate changes, Trees help perpetuate the water cycle by returning water vapor back into the atmosphere, so without trees, the water cycle is harmed. Removing trees deprives the rainforest of portions of its canopy which blocks...