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In 2014 it was reported that 11% of all global greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans are due to deforestation — comparable to the emissions from all of the passenger vehicles on the planet.
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Deforestation refers to the decrease in forest areas across the world that are lost for other uses such as agricultural croplands, urbanization, or mining activities.
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It is estimated that more than 1.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide or the equivalence greenhouse gas emissions from approximately 300 million passenger vehicles driven for one year; are released into the atmosphere due to deforestation.
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Logging is the process of cutting and processing trees to produce timber and pulp to supply the world’s markets for furniture, construction, paper, and other products.
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The reason that logging is so bad for the climate is that when trees are felled they release the carbon they are storing into the atmosphere, where it mingles with greenhouse gases from other sources and contributes to global warming accordingly.
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Anyone can collaborate against illegal logging by volunteering in forest management groups that in many cases are nonprofit organizations. They rely on people like you and me to help them spread awareness about logging.