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Human-Environment Interaction

How do we modify (change) the environment?


Environmental Issue: Deforestation
Definition and citation: Deforestation is to divest or clear of
forest or trees (Dictionary.com)
Causes- human activity: People usually clear cut trees or burn
trees for deforestation. Clear cutting is when large swath of land
are cut down all at once. Burning can be done very quick. In vast
swaths of land or more slowly with slash-and-burn-technique
(livescience.com)

One or two models including caption and citation:

Deforestation in Myanmar (en.wikipedia.org)

Agriculture; plow, sow, plant ,weed (jangoux.photoshelter.com)


Borneo is now facing a very big problem. Lots of people cut trees
illegally. Satellite studies show that 56% of protected lowland
tropical forests in Kalimantan were cut down between 1985 and
2001 to supply global timber demand thats more than 29,000

km (almost the size of Belgium). Weve lost a lot of trees.


(wwf.panda.org)

Impacts on watersheds

Many of Borneos major rivers originate in the Heart of Borneo.


Maintaining the forests is critical to ensure the islands water supply,
moderate the impacts of droughts and fires, and to support ecological
and economic stability in the lowlands. (wwf.panda.org)

(wwf.panda.org)

People cutting down trees in Borneo


(franslanting.photoshelter.com)

Geographe
rs Classify
the world

And make
models of
the world

Classification system

Models-describe

HEI = Human
Environment Interaction
is the interaction
between human to the
environment like how
they depend on each
other and how they
adapt.

Deforestation pic 1:
Deforestation happens in a lot
of countries. Including
Myanmar and Indonesia. This
first pic was taken from
Wikipedia about deforestation.
Its one of the example of clean
cutting. Clean cutting is when
people cut a large swaths of
land all at once and together.
Deforestation pic 2: Picture of
people burning trees. Burning is
also an action of deforestation.
Taken from

jangoux.photoshelter.com.
Burning the trees can be
done very quickly but it will
cause pollution to the
environment and very
unhealthy air. People around

To
understan
d the
world

Understanding of the
world
Use examples from our
Walk about and your
research. 1.
How do
we depend on the
environment? We
depend on the
environment for food,
water, shelter, needs
like shirts, etc. We get
our needs from trees,
animals and others and
then process them to be
used to meet our need.
2.
How do we adapt
to the environment?
We can adapt to the
environment in many
ways. One of the
example is wearing
coats or sweaters in a
very cold weather.
People adapt to the
environment differently

the area might get a few


sickness and its very hard to
put the fire down.
Deforestation pic 3: Picture 3
is about of it forest cover
loss on Borneo. Borneo has
lost a big part of their forest.
We
Taken from wwf.panda.org.
The picture shows how
amount land weve lost
through the years. People in
Borneo have not stopped the
illegal deforestation until
now. Legal deforestation is
fine because the purpose of
the deforestation is for our
needs. However, illegal
deforestation should be
forbidden because we can
lose a big part of the forest
and the animals in the forest
can also die. Illegal
deforestation can also cause
landslide and flood and itll
be so dangerous.

because not all places


in the world have same
weather.
3.
How do we
modify (change) the
environment? We
modify the environment
by cutting down trees
and use them for our
needs and shelter.
There are lots of ways
on how to modify the
world but deforestation
is one of the examples.
We also need place to
make houses and stuffs.
Our world that used to
be just forests has
changed a lot because
we now built buildings
houses and others for
our needs.

Deforestation pic 4: This pic


shows men cutting down
trees. Taken in Borneo,
Kalimantan. The people in
this picture were clean
cutting the forest with
machines.

franslanting.photoshe
lter.com

Paragraph:
Human Environment Interaction is one of the five themes
us how we adapt and interact with the environment. How
Human Environment Interaction is one of the five themes
together with the environment.
us how we adapt and interact with the environment. How
together with the environment.

of geography and it tells


we blend in and work
of geography and it tells
we blend in and work

Detail 1
We modify the environment in a lot of way to meet our needs and make
shelter
E.g. or explain
We modify the environment in a lot of way. One of it, is that we cut down trees. Cutting down
trees or deforestation can be done in two ways which is clear cutting or burning trees. Clear
cutting is when large swaths of land are cut down all at once. Burning trees is when people burn
a big part of the forest. We also modify the environment by making water sewers to throw the
water wastes.

Detail 2
We depend on the environment for foods, air and needs

E.g. or explain
We depend on the environment a lot for our needs. We need oxygen, food, water and shelter to
stay alive. We get oxygen from trees and we get food from plants and animals. We get water from
the environment. We also get our clothing from trees and other materials made from the
environment too.

Detail 3
Different people from different parts of the world adapt to different environment because every
part of the world is not always same.
E.g. or explain
For example, people in the America adapt to 4 different weathers. While the people in Indonesia
adapt to only 2 weathers which is the wet and dry season. The people in America wear thicker
clothing in the winter because they have winter but in Indonesia, its mostly hot and we dont
have cold season. People in Indonesia wear sunglasses and we wear hats or umbrellas to cover us
from the sun. On a rainy day, we wear umbrellas and raincoats to not get wet.
Human Environment Interaction is one of the five themes of geography. It is used to understand how the
human and the environment interact together to live in the same world. Humans use the environment to
meet their needs. I discovered that geographers and regular people use the information to understand the
relationship or interaction of human and the environment.

Human Environment Interaction is one of the five themes of geography. It is used to understand how the
human and the environment interact together to live in the same world. Humans use the environment to
meet their needs. I discovered that geographers and regular people use the information to understand the
relationship or interaction of human and the environment.

Human Environment Interaction is one of the five themes of geography


and it tells us how we adapt and interact with the environment. How we
blend in and work together with the environment. We modify the
environment in a lot of way to meet our needs and make shelter. We modify
the environment in a lot of way. One of it, is that we cut down trees. Cutting down
trees or deforestation can be done in two ways which is clear cutting or burning
trees. Clear cutting is when large swaths of land are cut down all at once. Burning
trees is when people burn a big part of the forest. We also modify the environment
by making water sewers to throw the water wastes. We depend on the environment
for foods, air and needs. We depend on the environment a lot for our needs. We
need oxygen, food, water and shelter to stay alive. We get oxygen from trees and

we get food from plants and animals. We get water from the environment. We also
get our clothing from trees and other materials made from the environment too.
Different people from different parts of the world adapt to different environment
because every part of the world is not always same. For example, people in the
America adapt to 4 different weathers. While the people in Indonesia adapt to only 2
weathers which is the wet and dry season. The people in America wear thicker
clothing in the winter because they have winter but in Indonesia, its mostly hot and
we dont have cold season. People in Indonesia wear sunglasses and we wear hats
or umbrellas to cover us from the sun. On a rainy day, we wear umbrellas and
raincoats to not get wet. Human Environment Interaction is one of the five themes
of geography. It is used to understand how the human and the environment interact
together to live in the same world. Humans use the environment to meet their
needs. I discovered that geographers and regular people use the information to
understand the relationship or interaction of human and the environment.

Pictures from the Walkabout

This is a jack fruit tree. The fruit of


the tree is really big. The tree also needs human to help them grow. We
planted the tree and water the tree and take care of it everyday. We need the
fruit fro us to eat. We also depend on the tree for fruit and food to eat. They
also give us oxygen for us to breathe and they need carbon dioxide from us
to give out oxygen. We depend on them for air and food and they depend on
us for air and care too.

This is a picture of the foods in the


canteen. We get our food from the environment, from the plants and from
animals. We get vegetables from the plant to stay healthy. We get other
foods other than vegetables from animals like chickens, cows, goats, etc. We
depend on them for food and our needs to stay alive and healthy. Some
animals also need us to give them food and take care of them. We give cows
grass for them to eat. And some plants also need us to take care of the, and
water them. We also plant them so that they can grow. We depend on the
plants and animals for food and they depend on us to take care of them.

This is a picture of a pool. A long


time ago, this world used to be full or rainforests and trees everywhere.
However, everything change now. People cut trees and they built houses,
buildings, school, fields, pools, etc. to provide shelter for us. We change the
world that used to be full of rainforests to a world that you can almost see
buildings everywhere. People cut trees legally when they want to provide
place for us to build shelter and needs.

This is a picture of man-made pond. We


use part of the land from the environment to provide place for the fish to
live. We made the pond for the fish to live and to have a little decoration to
the place. We depend on the environment for the place we live and we
modify the world that used to be rainforests to make places for us to live and
other animals too.

This is a picture of a water tap for


the people to wash their hands or was before they pray. We need water for
our everyday life. Even plants and animals also need water. We also need
water to build buildings. Water is very important in our life. We depend on
the environment for water to live and for our need for everything. However,
we need to preserve them and share them with others too. We have to water
the plants and if we are taking care or if we have pets and animals, we have
to give them water to live too. we have to share with the environment too.