Since the start of 2021, deforestation in the Amazon has razed some 430,000 acres of rainforest. That is an area about 30 times larger than Manhattan in New York. This destruction is having a profound and catastrophic effect on the
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Over the past decade, millions of trees have been dying at a frightening pace across the US and Canada. Some estimate that over 60 million acres of forest – from New Mexico in the US to British Columbia in Canada
Deforestation affects all of us. Forests are home to 80 per cent of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Three hundred million people live in forests, and 1.6 billion rely on them for their livelihoods. Trees are also crucial for maintaining the
On 15th March 2021, the air quality index was recorded at 42 in Tokyo, 17 in Sydney and 26 in New York. The air quality in Beijing, on the other hand, was off the scale at 999. China offers an
In many ways, the history of deforestation is the same as the history of agriculture. When humans began to farm from about 10,000 BC onwards, trees were cut down to make space for crops and livestock.
The majority of farmland
To combat climate change, it is important to know where deforestation is happening in 2021. Deforestation currently accounts for at least 10 per cent of all global warming emissions. Cutting down trees, and then burning them or leaving them to
Deforestation is the permanent removal of forests. Agriculture usually replaces the woodland. The practice has many negative impacts, such as the loss of biodiversity and the emission of greenhouse gases.
But, deforestation also has severe economic impacts. Removing forests can
Deforestation refers to both the human-driven and natural removal of trees. When debating whether we should destroy trees, it’s important to consider the various perspectives.
Firstly, what do we gain by cutting trees down? Secondly, what are the repercussions? This
Deforestation is a growing problem in India. It has destroyed livelihoods, the environment and degraded the country’s soil.
The UN defines deforestation as converting forested land to another use that reduces tree canopy cover to under 10 per cent.
Does deforestation cause global warming? How detrimental to climate change is deforestation? And how does the carbon cycle actually work?
We’ve made a short 2-minute video to answer all these questions, to help you become a more informed climate