Cause and Effect: Worksheet

Cause and Effect: Worksheet
Rainforest destruction is now recognized as one of the greatest environmental tragedies of all time. By why are the rainforests disappearing so quickly ?
In 1800, there were 2.9 billion hectares of tropical forest worldwide. There are 1.5 billion hectares of tropical forest remaining.
Almost 65% of Central America has been cleared to create pastureland for grazing
Rainforest land cleared for pasture or farming degrades quickly and is usually abandoned.
At least 42 million acres of tropical forest are lost each year, approximately 100 acres/minute.
Between 1960-1990, 445 million hectares of tropical forest were cleared.
We lose 50 species every day – 2 species per hour – due to tropical deforestation.

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