The Dangers of Deforestation

Forests are large areas in nature with a lot of trees. When a lot of trees are removed from the forest, we call this deforestation.

Deforestation can occur for many reasons.  It may happen because of logging, the cutting down of trees so the wood can be used for building, for fuel (source of energy), and/or to make paper products. Deforestation may also occur when people want to use the land for other things, such as for homes or for pastures (land with green grass and plants) for livestock (animals raised for food or to work).

Environmentalists, people concerned with protecting nature and the environment, have long warned us about the negative effects of deforestation, including soil erosion, or the loss of soil (the layer of dirt where plants grow), and climate and air quality changes.

However, the follow photo shows another important negative effect of deforestation.  As the old saying goes:  “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

~ Lucy

*Thanks to Emiliano for the photo.

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10 Responses to The Dangers of Deforestation

  1. Talal says:

    well, I think deforestation is a recent phenomenon that is uncontrollable, it results from the huge demand in the market on wood, which plays an important role in fuel industry(as a coal), furniture industry, entertainment industry and so forth, but why would we worry about it since its a renewable source of energy ?? I guess that is a tough question !!!
    thanks Dr.lucy for this pleasant post.

  2. Farahnaz says:

    Thanks’ Lucy, The picture is very nice and actually considerable. Government/ Authorities must take action to stop deforestation.

  3. Ali says:

    Hi Lucy,

    They are such polite dogs. Imagine, if we had to wait such a long time!
    Emiliano, thanks to you, too.


  4. emiliano says:

    Without plants life is impossible and by the way humans are destroying Earth sooner or later it will be such a disaster that it would be nearly a point of not return.
    Along the last years we have seen incredible big fires all over the world, Greece, California, Portugal, Spain, are some examples of them. This is only a part of the problem as there are even worst human actions in other parts of the Planet which are the Lungs of the Earth, like Amazonia, South Asia, and so on.
    Also acid rain in the North that destroying the threes and all kind of plants.

    Humans need to be concerned and do all the necessary to conserve the forests, and we can help with our individual aptitude.

    The photo is so explicit that nothing more could be added.
    Thanks to you Lucy, quite an important subject.

  5. Kuong Do says:

    In my country, Vietnam, there are more and more extreme climate phenomenon such as: drought, flood, hurricane storm,…Our people have been suffered much from disasters.

  6. roberto says:

    A great photo Emiliano!
    As Lucy says an image can be very useful to try explain or understand anything. If human being would have to spend his time waiting like the dogs of the photography, things would change…


    our politicians are fools who do not understand the people’s wishes. they do not think but to seek profit for themselves and forget about Mother Earth. and will be the same land who collects the consequences of our actions

  8. Tania says:

    Hi! Deforestation is a delicate and painful political problem. A real crime for us , for our planet, for the next generations.
    We all should involve in supporting the Green Peace. Who does this?

  9. Tania says:

    Hi! Very significant your photo, dear Emiliano.

  10. Amy says:

    yes, that’s true, there are less and less forests in the world, especially in China.
    A lot of disasters and sharp weather occured in recent years, and most of professions said this is because of the action of human hurting the earth.
    Maybe most of us don’t know what will effect of our behavior and what we will left for our children.

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