What are the causes and consequences of deforestation?

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What are the causes and consequences of deforestation?

Answer:
Causes of deforestation:

  • Forests are cleared for accommodating expanding urban areas and for fulfilling their ever-increasing requirements.
  • Forests are destroyed to clear land for crops and cattle grazing.
  • Trees are cut down to be used for firewood.

Consequences of deforestation:

  • Soil erosion
  • Loss of biodiversity
  • Floods and droughts
  • Climate change due to global warming
  • Disruption of water cycle