What are the causes and consequences of deforestation?

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Following are the causes of deforestation:

  • agricultural expansion 
  • wood extraction (e.g., logging or wood harvest for domestic fuel or charcoal) 
  • Building houses and factories
  • Making furniture and using wood for fuel
  • Clearing land for making roads, railway lines, dams, etc.

Effects of Deforestation -

  • climate change,
  • desertification,
  • soil erosion,
  • fewer crops,
  • flooding,
  • increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere

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