The world’s forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Some of this is due to deforestation, but much of it is due to the fact that we have no idea how much forest we have left.
The amount of species on Earth is estimated to be approximately 40 million, with about 2 million new species discovered each year. We know that between 30 and 50 percent of the world’s land surface has been altered by humans in some way, but we don’t know exactly how many species exist there, or where they live.
In order for us to understand how much forest there is left, we need a way to measure it. And that’s where technology comes in: satellites can do just that.
Satellites have been used for decades now to monitor climate change and other environmental issues around the world — but they’re also being used again now as part of efforts to save our forests from destruction.
Technology has helped to reforest the Earth
Technology has helped to reforest the Earth, but it’s not necessarily a linear process. The key is to use technology in ways that make sense and build on successes.
The most obvious way to reforest the Earth is with tree planting, but that’s not always possible, or even desirable. For example, many people do not want to plant trees in their front yard because they’d rather have a view of their house than something green in the middle of their lawn.
An alternative is to plant trees elsewhere and then get them to grow up into your front yard. This can work well if you have enough room and access to water and fertilizer.
Another idea is to use technology to create “tree farms” where you can get seeds or cuttings of trees that you want for your yard or garden.
The Aerial Seeding Technology
Aerial seeding technology is one of the most common ways used by farmers and gardeners to combat drought, soil erosion and other environmental problems. It involves the planting of seeds in areas that are usually barren or unproductive. The seeds are then dropped from a plane or helicopter into the desired area, or sprayed from a backpack-sized device called a seeder.
Aerial seeding can be used to reforest areas that have been cleared by fire or natural disaster. It’s also used for creating new forests in areas where there aren’t any trees at all. For example, in parts of Africa, aerial seeding is helping to reforest land that was once covered with desert sand dunes.
In addition to reforestation efforts, aerial seeding can also be used to control weeds and pests in crops like wheat or corn. And it’s even being used on farms as part of an organic farming method called no-till farming (which doesn’t involve plowing).
There are several benefits of aerial seeding technology:
It is environmentally friendly because it does not use harmful chemicals or pesticides
It can help save money on fertilizer costs by using an existing supply of nitrogen-rich fertilizer instead of buying more expensive supplies
It helps reduce runoff from rainwater by having less contact with the ground below.
The effects of deforestation are well known. But what about the consequences of reforestation?
Forests are an essential part of our planet’s ecosystem, providing food and shelter for many of the world’s animals and plants. They also help to regulate temperature, absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen.
But forests are disappearing across the world at an alarming rate – one-third of them have already been cleared by humans. This is due to a combination of factors including poor land management practices, logging for timber and agriculture, fire and climate change.
Deforestation has devastating consequences on biodiversity: it destroys habitat for animals such as tigers, elephants and rhinos and reduces the number of species available for scientists to study. It also releases more CO2 into the atmosphere than all cars, trucks and planes put together!