"Deforestation also drives climate change. Forest soils are moist, but without protection from sun-blocking tree cover they quickly dry out. Trees also help perpetuate the water cycle by returning water vapor back into the atmosphere. Removing trees deprives the forest of portions of its canopy, which blocks the sun’s rays during the day and holds in heat at night. This disruption leads to more extreme temperatures swings."
Indian-pipe, one-flower Indian-pipe. Notice this plant has no chlorophyll (green pigment), this means that it cant photosynthesis by itself which means it is a parasitic flower that hacks into the roots of other plants to get its sugars.