Jeremiah Miles


Deforestation is clearing Earth's forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the land. Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world's land area, but swaths the size of Panama are lost each and every year

causes of the problem

There are many causes of deforestation half of the trees illegally removed from forests are used as fuel.

  • To make more land availably for housing
  • To create room for cattle ranching
  • To create ingredients that are highly prized consumer items, such as the oil from palm trees
CNN Explains: Deforestation

Video Summary

In the video he talks about deforestation is most common in Brazil, Mexico and Russia people in little villages cut down trees to use on there village or making a fire and he also talked about the 2 main impacts one was humans put more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere the more trees we cut down the seconded one is reducing the habitat for animals to live in

ways to impact the solution

  • Clear cutting of forests must be banned.
  • cutting must be replaced by planting young trees to replace the older ones that were cut.
  • curb the felling of trees, by employing a series of rules and laws to govern it

deforstation impact on ecosystem

Loss of species Seventy percent of the world's plants and animals live in forests and are losing their habitats to deforestation, according to National Geographic. Loss of habitat can lead to species extinction


In East Asia we lost much of our natural forestlands, while our demand for paper agricultural products, timber, and meat is driving the destruction of the world’s last ancient forests in Indonesia, the Amazon, and the Congo