The loss of trees and other vegetation can cause climate change, desertification, soil erosion, fewer crops, flooding, increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and a host of problems for indigenous people.
What will happen if deforestation continues without stopping?
If we don’t stop deforestation, more than half of our plant and animal species will be extinct. It is the oldest ecosystem on Earth and they are impossible to replace. It took millions of years for rainforests to develop… how can we replenish fast enough to cope with the rate of deforestation?
What are 5 consequences of deforestation?
Loss of nutrients in the soil that are derived from breakdown of tree leaves. Increased soil erosion by wind and rain. Increased flooding due to a lack of water absorption by trees. Decreased ability to support other plants due to nutrient loss.
Why is deforestation such a bad thing?
But the risks from deforestation go even wider. Trees absorb and store carbon dioxide. If forests are cleared, or even disturbed, they release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Forest loss and damage is the cause of around 10% of global warming.
What can be done to stop deforestation?
Save our Forests
- Plant a Tree where you can.
- Go paperless at home and in the office.
- Buy recycled products and then recycle them again.
- Buy certified wood products. …
- Support the products of companies that are committed to reducing deforestation. …
- Raise awareness in your circle and in your community.