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Graphic OrganizerWho or what is affected?How will building a road throughthe rainforest affect the people orsystem?Is the effect positive, negative, orboth? Explain whyPeople who live in the rainforestPeople who live in the rainforestmight have access to peopleoutside of the rainforest. They mayalso have their way of lifedisrupted by the building of roads,which brings noise, pollution, andmore people.The effect could be both positiveand negative. While building roadscould create new jobs andopportunities, the roads could alsodisrupt the way of life of the peoplewho live in the rainforests.Rainforest ecosystemBuilding roads involvesdeforestation, which causeserosion.This is a negative effect for theecosystem.Plants and animalsDeforestation removes habitats foranimals and cover for other plantsin the rainforests. As rainforestsdisappear, species of plants andanimals become extinct.This is a negative effect. Thedestruction of the rainforest isharmful to plants and animals thatlive there.Earth’s climateThe disappearance of therainforests affects the climate bycontributing to global warming, asthere are fewer trees to removecarbon dioxide from the air.This is a negative effect. The world’sclimate is impacted in positive waysby the rainforest.Logging companiesLogging companies will makemoney by cutting down trees andhauling logs to make way for thebuilding of roads.This is a positive effect for loggingcompanies, which may not have alot of other business to do in remoteareas.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Mrs. Hallford
Tags
Greenhouse gas, Amazon Rainforest

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