Deforestation is the state of being clear of trees. Over 100,000 acres of trees are being destroyed everyday. Rainforests once covered 14% of Earth's total surface area but now only cover less than 2% because so many people are knocking down the trees for agriculture, cattle ranches, fuelwook, and the logging industry. If this continues to occur then eventually there will be no rainforests.
Deforestation is one of the main factors for global climate change. Trees absorb greenhouse gases and carbon emmissions and produce oxygen. Without trees, where would these go and where would the oxygen come from? We need oxygen to survive. Deforestation also kills out a large quantity of plant and animal species.
The positive side to deforestation would be that it would create jobs and money to people. When deforestation occurs it creates land for farmers to use and places that farmers can keep their animals; and they make money off of those things. It also creates jobs, someone has to log the area, and they get hired to do that. Money is something that everyone needs and deforestation creates oppurtunity for that in the land that gets destroyed.