Consequence Map - Deforestation

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1 Scientific Consequences
1.1 Scientist are working and trying to understand the reason and the link between deforestation, and the lack of trees all connect to global warming. But with the constant rate of deforestation, experiments and research has been stopped, resulting in the lack of an answer with could possibly benefit us in the long run.
2 Legal & Ethical Consequences
2.1 The following laws are in place and are obligated to be followed by anyone who has been given permission to remove forest's: managing the forests on its own lands managing international trade and relations, enforcing environmental regulation (e.g., Species at Risk Act) coordinating responsibility for healthy forests increasing Aboriginal participation reporting under national and international obligations
2.2 The following rules are also in action:The Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act prohibits commercial trade in rare and endangered species and prevents the introduction of undesirable species to Canadian ecosystems. The Migratory Birds Convention Act (MBCA) protects migratory birds, their eggs and their nests. The Species at Risk Act provides for the legal protection of wildlife species and the conservation of biological diversity. The Act applies to all federal lands in Canada and to all at-risk wildlife species and their critical habitats. Most provinces and territories.
3 Social Consequences
3.1 Many of the first Nation people have created history and memories, stories and culture in the forest's; taking away their first home would be as if your property was taken away without any reason other than the fact that someone feels that, forest's are natural resources and should be used to their full potential.
3.2 Every year, around our poorly treated planet; millions of forest's are cut to provide paper and for wood factories to be provided with wood.
3.3 Farmers, in our own community are one of the main group of people that cause deforestation. This is because it is a quick and easy way to clear land for crops to be grown.
4 Environmental Consequences
4.1 Deforestation is the cause of biodiversity to decline. When forest cover is removed, wildlife is deprived of habitat and becomes more vulnerable to hunting. Considering that about 80% of the world's documented species can be found in tropical rainforests, deforestation puts at risk a majority of the Earth’s biodiversity.
4.2 Deforestation causes 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Of these, carbon dioxide emissions represent up to one-third of total carbon dioxide emissions released because of human causes.
4.3 As a result of deforestation, trees no longer evaporate ground water, which can cause the local climate to be much drier, it also reduces the protection of the soil from tree litter.
5 Personal Consequences
5.1 Enjoying the great out doors will soon become a challenge, if half of our forest's are burnt to the ground, to make room for highways, railways, or resorts.
5.2 With green house emissions skyrocketing; its no doubt that deforestation will only increase global warming; which is well know to have a major chain reaction, as always ends up affecting each and every individual directly.
5.3 Soon enough animals will be forced to leave their natural habitat which will have a negative end result for the humans because with wildlife homeless, they will take shelter in near by local parks or our own backyards.
6 Economic Consequences
6.1 Not only will tons of money be spent to clear the forests, but the money to build the replacement to occupy the space will be poorly spent due to the fact that there are more important things to fix in Canada than creating a new place to relax or another route to work
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