Deforestation in the U.S.

Kenzie Guese

Currently an Issue

Deforestation is clearing Earth's forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. The biggest driver of deforestation is agriculture. Farmers cut forests to provide more room for planting crops or grazing livestock. Logging also cuts down tons of trees each year. Some deforestation is accidental like wildfires and overgrazing, but this causes small trees to not be able to grow and a loss of habitat to many species. Many of them are going extinct because of the damage being done to their homes.

Future Problems

If we don't stop cutting down forests for our own uses, like room for housing or logging, we will end up wiping out a lot species and their habitats. Many species have already been marked on the endangered species list as threatened or endangered, or have gone extinct.

With our currently growing population, we will continue to cut down the trees to make room that we feel we need to live. This could end up making the problem of deforestation grow and continue to make species go extinct.

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Deforestation is posing a serious threat to biodiversity in the world. It causes animals to be forced out of their habitats, or the places they call "home". When forests are cleared, habitats are destroyed, and animal populations to decrease. To stop this problem we can inform people of deforestation. Then, we can start campaigns, and write letters to political leaders. We can try to change their opinions, and ask them to help stop deforestation by making laws against it.