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The Amazon Rainforest is the largest rainforest on Earth and covers 40% of South America. It is well known for its great biodiversity with over 2000 species of fish, 500 species of mammals and over 1 million plant species. Its climate is mainly hot and humid with annual temperatures ranging from 20-28 degrees, with a daily rainfall. The TRF has an average rainfall of 2000mm per year. Due to the biome being located 10 degrees north and south of the equator, on a yearly basis the ITCZ shifts towards the equator which allows a more drier period of time. In rainforests such as the Amazon stratification is hugely important as it consists of the emergents which are trees that grow up to 40m high with buttress roots to allow stability and large crowns to enable full potential for photosynthesis. An example of this is the Kapok tree, which is the largest tree in the Amazon. The main canopy is where most of the larger hardwood trees are found and they grow up to 30m high, having slightly less exposure to sunlight, as a result they have larger leaves to allow maximum photosynthesis. The under canopy is where smaller bushes and shrubs are found, here sunlight is fairly limited with only approximately 20% sunlight reaching the plants e.g. the piture plant. The shrub layer grows to approx. 10m high and the vegetation here is best adapted to more humid conditions, with very limited sunlight of 5%. The ground layer consists of a number of decomposers including bacteria and fungi which decompose the important nutrients and minerals and place it back into the ecosystem. As a result the soil becomes fairly rich with minerals. The decomposers work on an annual basis because the larger trees in the main canopy and emergents are deciduous, meaning there is a high leaf- fall all year round due to the non-seasonal climate.
Firstly, one can argue that a codified constitution provides a strong check on power of the executive. In recent years the UK has seen a shift towards excessive executive power lying with the Prime Minister. For example in the case of Iraq in 2003 Tony Blair extended his royal prerogative powers and acted in his own interest by agreeing to intervene in the global war on terror. By introducing a codified constitution it would guarantee a strong separation of powers by which the legislative and the judiciary are able to limit excessive executive power.
Secondly by introducing a codified constitution it would make the UK more democratic. This is guaranteed by separating the branches of the governmental power and making the constitution more rigid and difficult to change. A codified constitution would be written in one single authoritative document which would make it universal and accessible to all. Some argue that the current uncodified constitution in the UK is more complex and difficult to understand, by which citizens have little insight and knowledge of it. By introducing a codified constitution there would be a growth in public awareness of how the government operates and citizens would understand their rights and individual liberties better than they do currently.
Lastly, one can argue that a codified constitution would modernise Britain and make political relationships with institutions such as the EU more clear. Following Britain opting to become a member of the EU, the lack of a codified constitution has led to difficulties in terms of their political relations with the institution. David Miliband once argued that the UK has not gone far enough in terms of building a constitution, despite laying some foundations for one through the introduction of the Human Rights Act and the Freedom of Information Act. With a codified constitution the UK would be able to comprehend the true nature of relations with EU policy and industrial relations.
Overall it can be argued that the UK constitution consists of a number of sources which has been increased in recent years through a number of reforms, however if it became a codified constitution it would allow Britain to become more democratic and universal.see more