Curious about Deforestation
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The Deforestation of the Amazon (A Time Lapse)
Deforestation is when humans remove forest areas and the land is turned to something other than a forest. Sometimes this is done because humans need the trees or because humans need to use the land as farmland or even to create a city.
The video above provided by NASA shows a place in Africa where the forests have been cleared and you can see the dirt coming through.
National geographic website says "Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area, but swaths the size of Panama are lost each and every year". This was found at: http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/deforestation-overview/ This quote means that deforestation is a human impact concern that is continuing.
The effects of deforestation are many. One issue is that the cleared areas may turn into desert and not be habitable by plants. When the forests are cut down there is a loss of animals and their habitats.