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
Deforestation in Brazil