Rainforest Deforestation

Christopher Callahan
Johnson State College
Last updated: 08-May-01

Deforestation of the world's rainforests has numerous impacts on the environment and is occurring at alarming rates. As a result, species extinction has become a daily occurrence. Other problems are created: flooding, erosion, and global climate change are all interrelated and directly related to deforestation. Logging, cattle ranching, shifted cultivators, and foreign debt are some of the immediate causes of this worldwide problem. If deforestation does not cease, rainforests may disappear forever!

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