Deforestation and Landslides in Southwestern Washington
Geography 361 Environmental Hazards
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It estimated that the planet's population is set to double by the year 2065. With our ever growing population the demand for natural resources such as oil, water, land, and timber is constantly increasing and without proper planning we run the risk of not only exhausting the supply of these resources, but also increasing the possibility of creating environmental hazards along the way. This is what is occurring in many areas across the western coast of the U.S., especially in the state of Washington. The clear cutting of old growth timber in Washington has caused a number of disasters to local ecosystems, human infrastructure, and human life.
What are landslides and how do they occur?
Clear cutting and Its Effects on Landslides
Future Environmental Hazards
Conclusions and Solutions