What are the causes and consequences of deforestation?



Causes of deforestation -

  1. Forests are cleared in order to obtain land for urbanisation and industrialisation.
  2. Forests are destroyed to clear land for cultivation of crops and cattle grazing.
  3. Trees are cut down to be used for firewood.
  4. Trees are also destroyed due to natural calamities like earthquakes, tsunami


Consequences of deforestation:

  1. Increase in temperature and Global Warming
  2. Increase in pollution
  3. Soil erosion
  4. Loss of habitat of wild animals
  5. Shortage of food and forest produce
  6. Leads to natural calamities like floods and droughts.
  7. Disruption of water cycle

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