Deforestation linked to rainfall decline in Western Australia

Extensive deforestation has been found to be a major cause of rainfall decline in Western Australia during the 1980s.

A study from the Centre for Water Research found that widespread logging between 1960 and 1980 was linked with a 16% reduction in rainfall compared to coastal levels.

The study published in the International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology suggests that there is an economic impact from the change of land use and available water. According to the research, there is an urgent need to increase reforestation to improve rainfall levels.

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