Dated: The 18th September, 2013
6/A Dhanmondi, Dhaka
I am glad to receive your letter. You have wanted to know about the deforestation. I am now writing about it.
Deforestation means cutting down trees indiscriminately from an area. It is a global problem which is haunting the whole world. People cut down trees to meet up their increasing demand. They also destroy forests in a large scale to increase the cultivable and residential land. Sometimes they cut down trees and destroy forests in the name of development. In absence of trees and forests, carbon dioxide is increasing worldwide. As a result, there is global warming. The sea level is rising. If this situation continues, the lower parts of the world including Bangladesh may one day go under water. Bangladesh has only 16% forest whereas there should be 25% forest of the total land area. The lack of enough trees and forests will take a heavy revenge on human beings. Various natural disasters will continuously threaten our existence. Flood, cyclone will show their appearance frequently. So, we all should be sincere to protect trees and take a firm stand against deforestation. Government should introduce strict law and punish the people who are responsible for deforestation. Alternative use of trees should be found out and tree plantation should be inspired. Thus we can prevent deforestation and ensure a happy and healthy life.
No more today, convey my salam to your parents and love to the youngers.
Your loving friend.