Tropical deforestation alters the interactions between the land surface and the atmosphere which in turn has an impact on the regional climate. Deforestation in South Asia (Southern India and Sri Lanka) and Southeast Asia leads to warmer and drier climatic conditions.
What is the cause of deforestation in South East Asia?
Land clearing for agriculture is the main cause of deforestation. Driven by booming global demand, oil palm plantations have spread into formerly forested land, especially in Indonesia and Malaysia, which are the world’s largest producers. Logging, much of it illegal, is also a serious threat to the region’s forests.
What is environmental impact of deforestation?
Deforestation not only affects the climate by increasing the atmospheric level of carbon dioxide but also affects the environment by inhibiting water recycling, triggering severe flooding, aquifer depletion, soil degradation and the extinction of plant and animal species.
What are the four major rivers of Southeast Asia?
What are the four major rivers in Southeast Asia? The Irrawaddy, Mekong, Chao Phraya, and Hong.
Which of the following are primary rivers in Southeast Asia?
Mainland Southeast Asia is drained by five major river systems, which from west to east are the Irrawaddy, Salween, Chao Phraya, Mekong, and Red rivers.
What is the largest city in South and East Asia?
Largest urban areas ranked by 2010 population