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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The world's tropical forests are disappearing at a massive rate. The earth was covered with 14.8billion acres of tropical rainforests8,000 years ago. Today, half of that remains. Latin America and Asia have lost approximately 40% of their original forests, and Africa has lost more than 50%. Overview of Deforestation At the current rate of deforestation, all tropical rainforestswill be gone by 2110. 25% 5% Other Logging 10% 40% Smallholding agriculture Cattle ranching 20% CO2 Save The Forests - Plant trees!- Boycott destructive companies - Reduce your beef consumption - Spread the word! Direct Effects we see today Deforestation represents of greenhouse emissions 15% Disruption of Water Cycles Increased Greenhouse Gas Emissions Disruption of Water Cycles Rainforests contain170,000 of the world's 250,000 plant species No trees to anchor fertile soil. Animal Species Soil Erosion Imbalance in perticipationand river flow Inbalance in trophic levels &increased fighting for living area.-> Extinction Causes of Deforestation Large-scale agriculture SOURCES: - - - No place for C to go = global warming! The Effects of Deforestation 38.8% United States double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. 19.6% Latin America 15.1% Canada 12.9% Persian Gulf 10.3% Africa double click to change this title text! Forests Around the World
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