During December, Jester Company sold 3,000 units of a product that carries a 60-day warranty. December sales for this product total $120,000. The company expects 8% of the units to need warranty repairs, and it estimates the average repair cost per unit will be $15.1
Human beings always have been and probably always will be dependent on
forests. Trees are our habitat, our environment, our source of food and our
protection from enemies. Forests are very important to man, and other organisms,
and one of the biggest problems the world is facing today is the threat of totally
losing the forests due to massive deforestation and suffering the harmful effects of
Deforestation can be defined as the large-scale removal of forests.
Deforestation occurs when forests are converted to non-forest areas for
urbanization, agriculture, and other reasons without adequate replantation. It is the
permanent destruction of forests and woodlands. At present, forests are considered
among the most endangered on the planet. Everyday at least 80,000 acres of forest
vanish from Earth. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United
Nations show that the rates of deforestation has not declined and has actually
increased by 8.5% from 2000-2005 compared during the 1990s. FAO has
approximated that about 10.4 million hectares of tropical forest have been
permanently destroyed from 2000-2005 compared to 10.14 million hectares in the
period of 1990-2000.
The process of deforestation is often a complex pattern of advanced
demolition of the forests. Mistakes of this sort could lead to forest destruction.
Along with this destruction is the extinction of many species, heavy soil erosion,
greenhouse effect, silting of rivers and dams, flooding, landslides, stripped upland,
degraded watershed, and even destruction of corals along the coast. Extinction of
Thousands of Species - Destruction of the forests leads to a tragic loss of
biodiversity. Millions of plants and animal species are in danger of disappearing as
a result of deforestation. Tropical forests are much more biologically diverse than
other forest and a very serious effect of deforestation in tropical countries is the
loss of biodiversity.
The forest provides us with many products and important services. It stops
soil erosion, refreshes the air, and protect us from typhoons and other calamities.
But if rampant deforestation is not controlled it will result to several problems. In
one way or another, the denuded forests will back fire and people will certainly
lose to the harmful effects of deforestation.