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Deforestation

Deforestation is also a problem rapidly affecting areas like Africa, Central and South America. Not only does this mean less trees, less cleansing oxygen, and the displacement of the wildlife that live within the forests, but deforestation is also a large contributor to global warming and enhanced greenhouse effect. Removing trees also leads to much drier climates, as trees extract groundwater to release into the air. As citizens, we can easily make sure to purchase goods made with FSC certified wood as a very simple step in the right direction.

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3 Comments

  1. Hari Prasad S December 5, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    This posture will help a lot to those are interested in environmental study

  2. eliakimpereira June 20, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    really good text

  3. rewtmoose April 23, 2012 at 2:46 am

    The Arctic ice cap melting does not effect the sea level, since that ice is already floating in the water. Put a few ice cubes in a glass of water and let them melt, and you’ll see what I’m saying. Only continental ice melting affects the sea level (i.e. Antarctica, glaciers). The problem with the Arctic ice cap melting is disruption of the deep water sea currents which in turn would effect weather systems. For example, the Golf stream could stop, massively degrading the climate of Europe.

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