Deforestation in west Africa has doubled the frequency of life threatening storms

One of the main causes of these increased storms, is the fact that now the forest has been removed, there is a huge difference between the daytime temperature between the land and the sea.

This temperature gap is obviously causing winds, and so this is feeding storms.

Many lives have been lost over the last 20 year as a result of this. Unfortunately this coastal loss of forests is typical of where deforestation starts, however the climate impacts may hit us all over the next century.

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