How does deforestation contribute to climate change?


  • Deforestation contributes to climate change by releasing stored carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere.Trees and forests act as carbon sinks, absorbing CO2 during photosynthesis.
  • When trees are cut down or burned, this stored carbon is released as CO2, a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere and leads to global warming.
  • Deforestation disrupts local and regional climates, affecting temperature and rainfall patterns.

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