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Discuss the effects of deforestation on the following:

a. Environment

b. Climate of the area

c. Wild animals

d. Villages

e. Next generation

Asked by Topperlearning User 29th September 2016, 2:14 PM
Answered by Expert

a. Deforestation accelerates climate change, causes soil erosion, disrupts crop growth, increases the risk of flooding etc.


b. Deforestation not only affects the climate by increasing the atmospheric level of carbon dioxide but also affects the environment by inhibiting water recycling, triggering severe flooding, aquifer depletion, soil degradation etc.


c. When forests are cut, the natural habitat of animals is destroyed. Thus, many animals are at the verge of extinction.


d. Deforestation leads to soil erosion and results in flash floods. This hampers agricultural activities and disturbs the people in rural areas.

e. The next generation will not be able to see a wide variety of flora and fauna. They will have to breathe poisonous gases. Life would be very difficult for the next generation.

Answered by Expert 29th September 2016, 4:14 PM
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