UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-3

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    Consider the following statements regarding the deforestation.                           
    1. Deforestation is a contributor to global warming and is often cited as one of the major causes of the enhanced greenhouse effect.                                                             
    2. Deforestation reduces soil cohesion. So that erosion, flooding and landslides ensue.            
    3. Deforestation on a human scale results in decline in biodiversity and on a natural global scale a known to cause the extinction of many species.                                            
    4. It also results in ground-water getting lowered.                                                
    5. In deforested areas, the land heats up faster and reaches a higher temperature, leading to localized upward motions that enhance the formation of clouds and ultimately produce more rainfall.     
    Which of the statements given above are correct?                                      

    A)  2, 3 and 4                    

    B)  1, 3 and 5            

    C)                     1, 2, 4 and 5    

    D)  All of these                               

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Deforestation is the removal of a forest or stand of trees.  the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use. All the given statements regarding deforestation are correct.

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