It is estimated that deforestation in rainforests adds more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than all of the world's cars, bikes and trucks. When trees are cut, they release the carbon dioxide stored inside them into the atmosphere. Here, they combine with greenhouse gases from other sources and contribute to the global warming crisis. Every year 32 million acres of rain forest are cut down for farming and industrial purposes. Hence, strict measures must be implemented to keep deforestation in check.
- Measures to Prevent Deforestation