Are we going to lose the rainforest?

Are we going to lose the rainforest?

The world's rainforests are currently disappearing at a rate of 6000 acres every hour (this is about 4000 football fields per hour). ... We need the rain forests to produce oxygen and clean the atmosphere to help us breathe. We also know that the earth's climate can be affected, as well as the water cycle.

How are humans affecting the rainforest?

Summary: The human impact on the Amazon rainforest has been grossly underestimated according to an international team of researchers. They found that selective logging and surface wildfires can result in an annual loss of 54 billion tons of carbon from the Brazilian Amazon, increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

What are the biggest threats to the rainforest?


  • Logging interests cut down rain forest trees for timber used in flooring, furniture, and other items.
  • Power plants and other industries cut and burn trees to generate electricity.
  • The paper industry turns huge tracts of rain forest trees into pulp.
  • The cattle industry uses slash-and-burn techniques to clear ranch land.

What is harming the rainforest?

Forests are destroyed for a number of reasons:- 1) The growth of populations in countries with rainforest. 2) An increase in worldwide demand for tropical hardwoods has put a greater strain on the rainforests. 3) Cattle Grazing in South America. 4) Soya plantations in South America.

Who owns the Amazon rainforest?


How do I survive in Amazon?

Items you will need

  1. Potable water.
  2. Protective clothing.
  3. First-aid kit.
  4. Walking stick.
  5. Dry kindling.
  6. Blankets.
  7. Waterproof shoes or jungle boots.
  8. Plastic bags.