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8. What would happen if we eliminated the Amazon rainforest, the lung of the world?

As the trees are cut, the Amazon will decrease the amount of water vapor that it releases into the atmosphere, as well as the rains that fall on the forest itself. So that the humidity would be reduced and the drought would increase, as it happened in Borneo, where the Homo sapiens, through the uncontrolled cut down of trees converted to one of the largest rainforests in the world, one of the most important rainy reservoirs on the planet, where just a little more than half a century ago the humidity and mud made unimaginable a forest fire, in an arid, dry and hostile place, not suitable for animals or vegetables in most of its territory, where the vegetation fires are a thing every day. Borneo is a very serious case of human unconsciousness regarding the environment, which must be the rear-view mirror of humanity, to look at what could happen to the Amazon soon if the problem is not confronted in time.

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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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