Do you know that forests cover about 30% of the world’s land area, but they are disappearing in a dangerous
way? (Derouin, 2019). Between 1990 and 2016 we lost around 502,000 square miles of forest according to
world bank and it should be a concern for us since forest are key to climate, water, oxygen, and livelihoods. In
fact, the most notable effect of deforestation is climate change; however, the loss of trees and other vegetation
can cause desertification, soil erosion, fewer crops, flooding, increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere,
multiples issues for indigenous people, and some wildlife extinction.
Tarik Khokhar & Mahyar Tabary. (2016, March) “Five forest figures for the International Day of Forests” World
Bank Blogs https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/five-forest-figures-international-day-forests
Derouin, Sara. (2019, November) “Deforestation: Facts, Causes & Effects” Live Science
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