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At our own peril: Global Warming dominates the debate, while Deforestation is not getting its due attention

  • By: Robert Ossenblok
  • Clearing the rainforests disturbs the entire water-cycle of the environment, and land that was previously covered by forest can easily turn into desert. Concerns are raised even in Somalia, where the cutting of trees has turned a once lush savannah into a barren landscape. The poverty stricken area finds itself in a vicious cycle, where poverty drives them to cut down trees, which destroys the fertility of the area and only increases suffering and deprivation.
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