Forests are highly sensitive to climate change and up to one third of currently forested areas could be affected by climate change in some way, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Warmer temperatures and changing rainfall patterns may create the conditions for increased forest fires. As global temperatures rise, tree species may not be able to shift their range fast enough to survive.
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Oil and gas operations are a major contributor to rainforest destruction in areas as fragile and diverse as the western Amazon basin, Papua New Guinea, Burma, and Nigeria. Myriad factors contribute to petroleum projects' devastation of forest ecosystems.
Stats - loss of both rainforest and temperature forest globally="size of New Zealand per year" or "two football pitches a minute.."