Geography - Global Responses - Tabling consequences of rainforest
Tabling consequences of rainforest destruction
The impacts of rainforest destruction on people and places.
impacts Loss of their homes
Loss of their ability to earn a living,
to hunt, gather or farm
Bribes offered to indigenous tribes
More jobs as timber workers
Government income rises by selling
the timber or mineral deposits Trees destroyed
Habitat lost for indigenous animal
and plant species
Increased run off
No fresh humus being added to the soils
Possible down stream flooding
impacts End of indigenous culture
Settlers move in to claim the logged land
Poor soils lead to settlers clearing
more land for agriculture Reduced rainfall
Creating an arid environment
Pollution of the streams due to
mining, logging and road building.
Species loss, plant and animal
No more rainforest
Land covered by cities, commercial
agriculture and roads
It is usually possible to present in a table, the short and long-term
effects of particular global phenomena on people and places.
* Use a similar format to identify the long and short-term responses of
people to any three selected phenomena.
* Look at your three examples and write a paragraph to discuss the
following. Short-term responses have minimal global impact.
* Are all of the listed responses possible for an individual person
concerned about global sea level rises? Discuss.
* Highlight the responses from this list that are possible at a local
scale by either individuals or national governments.
* Which responses would therefore be more likely to be undertaken at a
global scale  by inter-government policies, treaties or by NGOs?
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