Step four The dead plants and animals are eaten by decomposers in the ground

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eventually die. Step four: The dead plants and animals are eaten by decomposers in the ground. The carbon that was in their bodies is then returned to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. In some circumstances the process of decomposition is prevented. The decomposed plants and animals may then be available as fossil fuel in the future for combustion. We can see throughout the steps that plant life is necessary for the cycle to function. Forest and trees balance the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. We are throwing off that balance and therefore deforestation is contributing to global warming. Not only is it causing climate change, but when an exponential amount of trees and other vegetation are being torn down; a ripple effect happens, causing desertification, soil erosion, and flooding. Wake up, without trees we would not be able to survive because the air would be unsuitable for breathing. Plants absorb carbon dioxide and releases oxygen from their leaves, which humans and other animals need to breathe. If we don’t take action before it’s to late people would have to (hopefully) develop gas masks that filter the little oxygen that would be left in the air. I am not saying this is going to happen tomorrow, but our destruction is creating serious damage and for some of us, the effects could challenge us within our lifetime. If you know this won't directly impact your life on earth then think about the upcoming generations, think about your children, think about your children's children and then think of all the times someone has tried to raise awareness and all you thought was “hippy tree hugger.” How heartbreaking would it be to have to watch your kids live their whole lives wearing a mask because you didn’t take action when you could have. The role of rainforests in the water cycle is to add large quantities of water into the atmosphere through the process of transpiration.This replenishes the clouds and instigates rain that maintains the forests. When forests are cut down, less moisture goes into the atmosphere and rainfall declines, sometimes leading to drought. Keeping forests intact helps prevent floods and drought by regulating regional rainfall. Taking a closer look; plants are
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