Deforestation

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Deforestation

 

·      Deforestation is clearing Earth’s forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area. It is known as the “Modern Day Plague.”

 

·      The world’s rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation.

 

Reasons:

 

·      money

 

·      agriculture

 

·      logging operations

 

·      natural factors (wildfires)

 

 

 

 

 

Effects on environment

 

 

 

 

 

·      loss of habitat for animals

 

·      climate change

 

·      harmful temperature swings

 

·      greenhouse gases increase-global warming

 

 

 

Solution

 

 

 

·      quickest: stop cutting down trees

 

·      carefully manage forest resources by eliminating clear-cutting

 

 

 

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·       Preissig- designed in New York in 1924 by Czech artist Vojtech Preissig

 

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