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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 TROPICAL DEFORESTATION The world's tropical forests are disappearing at a startling rate. The earth was covered with 14.8billion acres of tropical rainforests8,000 years ago. Today, merely half of that quantity remains. Latin America and Asia have lost approximately 40% of their original forests, and Africa has lost more than 50%. At the current rate of deforestation, all tropical rainforestswill be gone by 2110. 25% 5% Other *Other includesurbanization, dams,mining, etc. 20% CO2 FAN - Plant trees!- Boycott destructive companies - Reduce your beef consumption - Spread the word! EQUIVALENT TO 13 FOOTBALL FIELDS WHAT IS AFFECTED BY TROPICAL DEFORESTATION? 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 Deforestation Drivers SOURCES: - - - No trees = carbon sink = climate change = 60,000 hectares BİLGİSAYAR İÇİ ANA KART EKRAN KARTI
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