It is my great pleasure and privilege to address this important “SAVE THE EARTH” seminar on “GREENPEACE DAY”. In my speech today, I shall endeavor to present my views on the value of conservation of the environment.
The condition of the environment and conservation of it is a worldwide issue. It has many aspects to which it is destroyed and can be conserved. However, today I would like to project my speech on three of the most common of those ways. They are deforestation, marine debris and air pollution.
Deforestation is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, the overwhelming direct cause of deforestation is agriculture. Deforestation has negative effects on everyone and everything. Oxygen production is drastically lowered with every tree cut down, and the less trees there are, the less regulated the temperature of the Earth is. The amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is adding to the greenhouse gases and trapping more heat in the earth’s atmosphere and causing global warming. Furthermore, Deforestation doesn’t just threaten our climate; it threatens the livelihoods of 1.6 billion people that rely on forests for food and economic activity. Forests also serve as habitats to rare and undiscovered animal and plant species and play a key role in providing water and preventing flooding and erosion. Ending deforestation and protecting forests will not only preserve biodiversity and defend the rights of forest communities; it is also one of the quickest and cost effective ways of curbing global warming. Ways in which we can reduce deforestation are (1) planting trees; by doing this you can be sure that with every tree that is cut down one is there to replace it also it changes tones of atmospheric carbon into wood and other fibrous tissue, thus reducing global warming. (2) Using both sides of...
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