Climate change Cause - deforestation

Farmers around the world are clearing woodland to create farmland and grazing land. If you were to look at a rainforest, you would think that the soil in a rainforest is very fertile due to the abundant plant growth but in fact the opposite is true. Soils in rainforests are often poor and the rainforest plants are very highly adapted to poor soils. This can lead to farmers abandoning their farms and starting again compounding the problem.