Deforestation is practices or processes that result in the change of forested lands to non-forest
uses. It is often cited as one of the major causes of the enhanced greenhouse effect for two reasons:
1) the burning or decomposition of the wood releases carbon
dioxide; and 2) trees that once removed carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
in the process of photosynthesis are no longer present and contributing to carbon storage.
| Deforestation in Brazil
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