Saving Wildlife from Mass Extinction due to Global Warming

Amazon Burning

Amazon Burning

       
       

 

 

There are at least 20 million species on Earth today.

 

 

Over the last million years, the Earth underwent five ice ages.  The Amazon prevailed throughout. 

 

 

 

 

And for millions of years through the warmer periods before that.

 

 

 

 

 

The Amazon holds about a third of Earth's species, or at least 6.66 million species, no pun intended.

 

 

 

 

 

Many of these species are endemic.  Burn one acre and ten species may be wiped out.

 

 

 

 

Slash and burn one acre for agriculture and you may have three years of fertility, before it becomes desert.

 

 

 

Since the 2005, the Amazon has been drying, and fires spread farther and wider.  It is become a carbon source, instead of a carbon sink.  Within a mere century, the Great Amazon Rainforest may become the Great Amazon Desert.

 

 

 

 

 

Save her while we still can, if we still can.  If not, we may as well kiss her goodbye.

 

 

 

 

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