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Why is deforestation happening?


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Deforestation is currently happening because people need space for housing and urbanization. It is also happening because us as humans use timber for materials such as paper, furniture, and house structures. But the majority of Forrests being torn down is because people use the space to raise cattle for consumerism.


According to FAO half of the worlds forests have been cut down

-Every Year the earth has lost 18.7 million acres of forests

-There is strong supporting facts that 15% of green house emissions come from the tools used to cut down forests. according to WWF  


Bradford, Alina. “Deforestation: Facts, Causes & Effects.” LiveScience, Purch, 3 Apr. 2018,

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