What is Geography? The Physical and Human Environment Rivers and Environments Weather and Climate Natural Vegetation in the World Overview of Lower Sec Geography Curriculum Introduction to the Human Environment Population Settlements Agriculture Managing our Changing Environment Land Supply Water Resources Global Warming and Ozone Depletion Mapwork & Basic Technique Human Geography Physical Geography The Environments through Maps Interpreting Topographical Maps Environments through Photographs Sec 1 Sec 2
The activity in the photograph shows deforestation.
The physical environment would likely be changed into a human environment.
We clear forests for land
-to build urban settlements like cities and roads, -for useful resources like timber
-and to create land for agriculture.
These changes have both positive and negative impacts. Clearing forests enables us to expand our cities, land transport networks and improve our lives economically and socially by raising our standard of living (more space and less congestion). However, deforestation can cause us to permanently lose the biodiversity in the forests. Other problems?