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The Negative Effects Of Deforestation

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4.1 billion acres of land or, 30% of the world's surface area is covered with forests. Yet, millions of acres of forests - around 3.5 billion to 7 billion trees - are removed for humanity’s benefit each year. Deforestation is the act of clearing out wide ranges of forests and trees and to many, deforestation is seen as completely necessary and vital for the development and advancement of the human species. But, the amount of benefits humanity collects from the mass removal of trees will never outweigh the terrible negative effects caused by deforestation. If no action is taken soon to decrease deforestation rates, the human population of 7.4 billion will quickly use up every resource trees have to offer leaving millions of species extinct and may cause many more underlying issues. Around two thirds of the planet has been destructed by the human species. In fact, the world’s rain forests could completely vanish in 100 years at the current rate of deforestation, writes National Geographic. The world will become a worse place in 100 years due to deforestation. Deforestation will worsen global warming or the release of greenhouse gases, remove animals from their habitats, and cause erosion and flooding.

The removal of trees from our planet will increase the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, furthermore causing global warming. Global warming is at a record high. For the past 50 years, the global average temperature has increased significantly; since 1880, we have raised our
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