Answer in brief:
What are the causes and consequences of deforestation?
Causes of deforestation:
1) Forests are cleared for accommodating expanding urban areas and for fulfilling their ever-increasing requirements.
2) Forests are destroyed to clear land for crops and cattle grazing.
3) Trees are cut down to be used for firewood.
Consequences of deforestation:
1) Soil erosion
2) Loss of biodiversity
3) Floods and droughts
4) Climate change due to global warming
5) Disruption of water cycle