Threats to the rainforest

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Why is fuel wood a threat to the rainforest?
The use of wood is unsustainable as trees are not replanted
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Why is agriculture a threat to the rainforest?
Population growth means more demand for food resources -> more clearing of forest land
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Why is global climate change a threat?
Higher temperatures creates a better ability for the air to hold water which means less rainfall
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Why is mineral extraction a threat to the rainforest?
Large areas of forest are cleared to extract the minerals
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What is an example of mineral extraction in a rainforest?
Iron and aluminium in the Amazon rainforest
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Why is agriculture a threat to the rainforest?

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Why is global climate change a threat?

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Why is mineral extraction a threat to the rainforest?

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