Consequences of slash-and-burn
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The slash-and-burn method of clearing tropical rainforests contributes to global warming.
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The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assumes that slash-and-burn clearing of tropical rainforests contributes between 10 percent and 20 percent to the global greenhouse effect.