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Overuse: Tropical Rainforest

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Agriculture and logging are the driving force behind clearing millions of acres of tropical rainforest each year.

Which of the following is NOT a likely result of rainforest deforestation?

A

Habitat destruction leads to reduced populations of plants and animals leading to a decrease in biodiversity.

B

A decrease in soil moisture will lead to a rapid increase in soil erosion.

C

Lack of vegetation leads to an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels which increase the rate of ozone destruction​.

D

An increase in sediment in local waterways leads to increased turbidity and total dissolved solids.

E

A decrease in the amount of evapotranspiration will lead to increased shifts in local precipitation patterns.