Deforestation Is A World Without Trees?

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Could you imagine a world without trees? Deforestation is one of the leading causes of environmental catastrophes, loss of biodiversity, climate change and soil erosion. “Over half of the world’s rainforests have been destroyed in the last 10,000 years or so,” according to the World Wild Life Fund (WWF). The majority of this loss has happened in the last 50 years, occurring simultaneously with a massive increase in the human population. Deforestation is hurting our earth, and therefore, we must demand for stricter laws to prohibit and restrict companies and corporations from destroying large amounts of our earth’s rainforest before it is too late.
Rainforests have been on earth before humans ever existed on our planet. It is home to thousands of species of plants and animals. Unfortunately because of deforestation, we are endangering the biodiversity in which these plants and animals take refuge. Deforestation is when large quantities of trees are axed down to clear an area of forest so the land can be used for other purposes. Writer Alina Bradford who contributed to the article on Deforestation: Facts, Causes & Effects writes, “Deforestation occurs around the world, tropical rainforests are particularly targeted. NASA predicts that if current deforestation levels proceed, the world 's rainforests may be completely absent in as little as 100 years.” Earth 's forests are being cleared on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land.
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