A Major Global Threat
Over the course of human history, men often found it easy to destroy forests. Settlers of different tribes and races habitually burned trees down to have terrain to plant crops with, and some even smoldered forests to build up grasslands full of hefty game animals. Through the corridors of time, men were found out to be the very leaders of almost all scopes of evils here on earth, and one of the greatest troubles which impose a great threat to world’s survival is the deforestation problems.
Deforestation entails a variety of problems both to man and nature. Some of them are very crucial that the root of the problem should immediately be cut. Some however come to pass without leaving much damage and mark on the Earth. But no matter how big or small the tribulation may be, it must be faced with total responsibility and accountability of man’s actions.
Deforestation became a major global menace since the turn of the 19th century. Scientists and environmentalists alike envisioned what the world could be like if depleted and deprived of these forests. We might just wakeup one day and find out that we are living in a God-forsaken world. Although such things seem hard to believe, the possibilities are always true especially if man never stops to destroy and harm nature. Keep in mind that the more we scathe nature, the more it retaliates back at us.
Deforestation Problems In Different Landmarks
The problem of deforestation is not only confined to a single area or a small locale. The entire world usually experiences all the troubles that deforestation brings. Each and every human therefore took part in the destruction of some of the most vital areas of our world. Hence, such things should immediately be put to a stop. To begin with, the problem is faced not only by a single continent, but the whole world instead. Here are the most affected landmarks of deforestation problems: Africa, South America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia.
The rich and the cultural world of Africa have been devastated by deforestation problems. If you think that Africa is just a wide jungle with a very open savannah, then you may consider thinking twice again. Its open plains have now been reduced to cattle farming and animal grazing. It’s becoming less and less of a nature, and the effects of mankind’s acts upon it has totally denuded what used to be a prosperous land.
On the other hand, South America fortunately remains to be the most untouched of all forests over the entire Earth. Drastically though, the rate of its destruction is also going at the highest speed.
Europe is one of the least forested areas of the world, but is has the most disrupted forests too. For this reason, the green lands of Europe are almost imperceptible on the map already; and the rates only continued to shoot up ever since.
Asia is one of the continents which is the richest in tropical rainforests. But because of certain factors such as economy, mismanagement, and corruption, deforestation practices have spread across the continent widely.
The last of the continents to be greatly affected is Oceania. With every passing second, the rates of denuded forests are ever increasing; and like Asia, it is greatly affected by political and economic factors.
Deforestation problems have been happening through the thickness of time, and measures have come in every corner of the world in an effort to try to reverse and repair the ecological problem. Biological ways of preserving things have been put to practice, and these have proven to be of great help in the conservation of our very resources. The last things we need right now are men who do not participate in the preservation of the remaining living part of the world.