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10. Exist awareness about what is happening with the rainforests of the Amazon and Borneo?

Regarding the Borneo rainforest, unfortunately, there is very little awareness of the disaster or ecological crime that occurred there. In informal surveys we conducted among our friends, most did not even know where the third largest island in the world was. Much less there was a local climate change of enormous dimensions that, according to some experts, is affecting a vast region ranging from Australia to Chile.

Regarding the Amazon, obviously more is known, but few know what is happening right now, partly because information is scarce, but above all because of the lack of interest that the public gives to these issues.

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The Amazon rainforest, the lung of world

One tree breathes, two trees breathe twice as much and in the case of the Amazon it is the world’s largest rainforest that breathes. And it does so with force, because millions of trees live in its immense territory of about six million square kilometers, eight times greater than the Borneo rainforest, depleted by 75%, largely during the last three decades of the Last century. The one that was recently the lung of Southeast Asia, today is a mutilated and diseased organ. The predation was such that the huge island became the first timber exporter on the planet, larger than Africa and Brazil together…



Why the Amazon jungle is the lung of the world

Trees produce oxygen, vital to most species, and in turn absorb carbon dioxide, CO2, the largest component of greenhouse gases, causing global warming, the main trigger of climate change. During photosynthesis, the process carried out by trees and the vast majority of plants, they absorb and store carbon dioxide (CO2), which is fixed to their roots, trunks and leaves in the form of carbon. The plants, although they take oxygen from the air and re-enter CO2, the final balance is positive in favor of the extraction of CO2 from the atmosphere…


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