Deforestation is cutting down trees in a forest or elsewhere, which is something a lot of humans do to create fire to make themselves warm or to roast animals and to build shelter when needed. If we carry on to do this, we will have no more wood to do the more important things. Deforestation causes severe damage to us and the wild life. If you look at a forest now, all you see is lovely trees and when you look at it in a long time from now it may be empty if we carry on like this. Chopping down trees is like killing a person which is sort of as we need trees to survive because they give us oxygen. Trees are cut down to be used for building or sold as fuel. The size of a football itch is cleared from the Amazon Rainforest every minute. As a result of deforestation, 6.2 million square kilometers is left of the original 16 million square kilometers of forest covered the Earth. Deforestation may cause extinction to many animal species or add to the rapid rate at which our climate is changing.