Wednesday 14 September 2011


Conversion of forested land to cultivation, for setting up ranches, for urbanization and for mines, dams and developmental projects- all comprise 'deforestation'. According to UN statistics, subsistence farming contributes to 48% of deforestation, commercial agriculture upto 32%, logging for 14% and fuel wood for 5%. Deforestation increases the greenhouse effect and is a massive contributor to the acceleration of global warming.

Here's one from the archives, re-drawn.
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