What are the global and local consequences of deforestation?
Deforestation of much needed rainforests across the world brings a number positive and negative consequence locally and globally. The effects and consequences affect everyone differently and at different degrees. However everyone is affected through environmental changes or the disappearance of wildlife. Although deforestation does have some positive effects, the negatives easily outweigh the positives. This means deforestation is seen in a negative light by many people in lots of countries. However, there are many solutions to excessive deforestation, for example, limiting the areas where loggers can go and giving ranchers land in other areas of the country.
There are many various causes for deforestation to occur, including ranching, logging, plantations, mining and road building, these all contribute to deforestation taking place. Firstly, many cattle ranchers need new land for their cattle to graze. With more land, ranchers are able to produce more cattle. Also, as the population growth continues to grow demand for leather and meat continues to grow as well.
This results in ranchers making more money as the land in the rainforest would be fertile. Another important cause for deforestation in the rainforest is road building. This is where large areas of land are cleared to improve transportation links, for example the Trans-Amazonian Highway.
Also, the increasing amount of plantations due to higher demand for crops such as coffee and coca mean lots of land has to be cleared. Finally, deforestation has to be taken place for miners to build mines to dig for ores. This means large areas of land must be dug up to search for minerals such as gold, iron and copper. As well as the areas where the mining must take place, roads must be built to transport the minerals back to ports where they can be sold to another country.
As Deforestation has many causes, it also has many positive and negative...