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Deforestation A Cancer to SocietyDeforestation is a very controversial issue and perhaps some people do not see how badly deforestation if affecting humanity Deforestation results in a lot of greenhouse gas emissions in fact deforestation in the Amazon rainforest located in Brazil causes about 15 of the worldsgreenhouse gas emissions Tollefson 2011 Of course deforestation is not something that can be stopped immediately it requires time and effort The fact that deforestation is such a huge problem is because humans have the tendency to treat finite resources as infinite resources The fact that deforestation is so high is because of the high demand of products that come from the Amazon rain forest in Brazil there is a very high demand for things such as soy beans and beef so that we are willing to cut down and burn large amounts of rain forest in order to get those products at the lowest price possible Tollefson 2011Deforestation is also influenced by how effective the government in those areas are preventing it It has been proven that deforestation happens more in countries that do not have a strong political system RM 2013 Brazil has not agreed to have a certain amount of carbon credits and does not have a strong law against deforestation which helps deforestation to continue Fearnside 2013Deforestation is perhaps a problem that will kill humanity slowly if it continues to happen at the rates that it is currently happening Deforestation increases the greenhouse gas emissions and therefore increases global warming Trees take in carbon and produce oxygen humans take oxygen and produce carbon The relationship between humans and trees is very important to our survival because humans need photosynthetic organisms in order to survive Trees provide humans with clean air by absorbing most of the harmful greenhouse gases that affect us such as ground-level ozone carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide americanforestsorg 2013 A tree can absorb 10 pounds of air pollutants in one year
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