Using satellite data and regional climate models, IIT Bombay researchers have found that deforestation (converting woody savanna to crop land) in northeast India and north-central India has led to a 100-200 mm reduction in summer monsoon rainfall in these two regions. 538 more words
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Orangutans are being killed by widespread deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia, a practice that makes room for palm oil plantations.
In the past 25 years, 76 million acres of Indonesian forests have disappeared. 242 more words
Brazil has a problem, a big problem. It isn’t one that the World cup or the Olympics will solve. Brazil ranks within the top 10 economies in the world, however on a per capita basis in ranks outside the top 100, behind the likes of Lebanon, Chile and Botswana to name but a few. 1,292 more words
By Vicky Lam
The issue selected by me for this subject is “Climate change, global warming, biodiversity and coral reefs”. I choose this issue in particular global warming because this is a global issue and a scientific challenge that has adverse impacts on everyone like you and me on Earth if this issue is not recognized or addressed. 1,851 more words