How does deforestation affect the atmosphere?
Vegetation through photosynthesis removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. So deforestation, which means the cutting down and destruction of forests, means the trees will no longer remove carbon. Carbon dioxide then builds up in the atmosphere, where, as a greenhouse gas, it retains the heat from the sun. More and more gas is causing global warming which will affect the global climate.
Burning fossil fuels affect the environment by releasing CO2 or carbon dioxide which creates an invisible blanket in Earth's atmosphere. The blanket traps the sun's rays making the planet's temperature increase. This is called the greenhouse effect. Deforestation removes the trees that were taking carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. So both things are contributing to global warming.
deforestation, the removal of trees in large quantities at a time, affects the world atmosphere in the following way: Trees are an organism that remove Carbon Dioxide from the air and therefore reduces the amount that gets into the atmosphere, acting as global warming. When deforestation occurs large amounts of Carbon Dioxide are then released into the air trough burning.# Also, the amount of CO2 that gets into the atmosphere will increase as there are…
The human activity of deforestation has removed the trees that used to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. The human activity of burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) in industry, transport and the generation of electricity releases additional CO2 into the atmosphere. So the levels are rising.
There is an increasing amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels and from deforestation. Burning coal oil and natural gas releases CO2 that had been safely hidden underground for millions of years. Deforestation removes trees that would have absorbed CO2 from the atmosphere.
Trees remove carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere and store the carbon in their trunks and branches. When deforestation happens and the trees are burnt or rot, that carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere, and because no more trees are planted, there is no longer anything to remove the CO2. This is how deforestation adds to the greenhouse effect.