Tropical Forests and the Global Environmental Systems-1445855

Tropical Forests and the Global Environmental Systems-1445855

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Tropical Forests and the Global Environmental Systems The tropical forests are essential modulators of the rate of climatic changes and are the global centers of biodiversity. There are several implications regarding the destruction of tropical forests through deforestation among other ways (Buys, 2007, 113). These suggestions for changes in climate and first loss include loss of species, large amounts of carbon will be emitted into the atmosphere, and there will be a large carbon sink in the natural forest. These factors are the uncertain prospects that risk the climate system and can intensify drastic climatic changes. Therefore, a global environmental system is designed to provide a base for students to understand the geospatial systems, biophysical systems, and the global scale and eventually conduct a quantitative analysis of their findings. The synthetic changes in the atmosphere and biosphere have become so rampant to the point that scientists are referring to a geological era where the effects on the environment are almost beyond control. The use of fossil fuels and the current land use techniques are the primary sources of increased carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere (Gosling, Bush, & Flenley, 2011, 123). Human beings have moved more rock, soils, and other sediments and this movement combined with the natural processes have contributed a greater magnitude of change in the global environment. Therefore, understanding the entire earth system and the various interactions and phenomena is necessary only for the authorities, policy makers and the society, in general, are given the opportunity to address politically the challenges facing the society and the environment. The tropical forests are the diverse array of forests that include the mangroves, rain forests, wooded savanna, among others that circle the earth systems at points around the equator referred to tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. These forests have provided homes for people, food,
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medicines, and building materials. However, there are significant changes in these forests that have occurred over the past years due to deforestation and conversion of the land for other functions other than its intended purpose. These changes are due to habitat fragmentation, hunting pressures, extraction of timber for building purposes, subsistence farming, and other agricultural practices such as cattle ranches, palm oil/soya farms that were introduced for the purpose of capital gains. According to Fiala, Davis, Linsenmair, 2013, 67, land use changes, specifically deforestation and ecological variations in the intact tropical forests have resulted to high biodiversities and carbon deposition into the atmosphere. Therefore, to curb these effects, the global environmental systems have come up with measures and suggestions for change to prevent further climatic changes due to the destruction of the tropical forests. There are several implications of the modification that address the issue on
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