Letterfest is a small company based in the beautiful UNESCO biosphere reserve of North Devon. The earth's changing climate has the power to fundamentally change the way we all live and work. And nowhere are these impacts felt more strongly than in coastal regions, regions that have a close relationship with nature and the climate. Those impacts are both economical, through farming and tourism but also emotional. Climate change and the effect of the earths changing climate threatens us all.
Deforestation is one of the main contributors to climate change. It comes in many forms: wildfire, agricultural clearcutting, livestock ranching, and logging for timber, among others. Forests cover 31% of the land area on Earth and annually 75,700 square kilometers (18.7 million acres) of forest is lost. Mass deforestation continues to threaten tropical forests, their biodiversity and the ecosystem services they provide.
Deforestation is the second largest anthropogenic source of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, after fossil fuel combustion. Deforestation and forest degradation contribute to atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions through combustion of forest biomass and decomposition of remaining plant material and soil carbon.
("Deforestation and climate change," n.d. Wikipedia)