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嗨 大家好 欢迎回来
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Today will be answering what happens to Earth’s oxygen,
if the Amazon rainforest burns down?
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I’m sure you’ve heard by now.
but the Amazon rainforest is on fire
if you don’t know why or how it happened
be sure to check out some of our other videos
explaining the whole incident in detail.
But to summarize what’s been referred to as the world’s lungs
has been burning for approximately three weeks now
because of manmade fires encouraged by brazil’s president.
Obviously, this is not only a huge issue
for those living in or near the amazon rainforest
including the indigenous tribes animals and plants,
but also the rest of the world.
The amazon rainforest is believed to be home to more than half of the world’s
estimated 10 million species of plants animals and insects
And one fifth of the world’s freshwater is in the amazon basin according to save the amazon org.
So for it to be completely destroyed will not only be a tragedy,
but would also lead to some very severe consequences for the planet.
One of those consequences is losing 20 % of the world’s oxygen.
Now, of course, that doesn’t mean there won’t be enough oxygen for us to breathe.
The world would find a way to adjust
and there would still be enough oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere to keep us from suffocating.
But this would also mean a big increase of carbon constantly being pushed out
a lot more than we currently have,
which is already a large problem
and contributes to the Earth’s rising temperature and climate change.
It’s believed the Amazon rainforest absorbs approximately
2.2billion tons of carbon dioxide.
Without the trees there to absorb the carbon and filter it out
to push fresh oxygen back out to the earth.
You better believe the fight against climate change would be next to impossible,
some have gone as far as referring to the Amazon rainforest
as the air conditioner of the world.
With removal Batista a forest campaigner for Greenpeace
and Brazil saying that every single tree in the Amazon
helps “control the humidity and how the heat is exchanging in different parts of the world”
This is, of course, due to the amount of oxygen being pumped out every second of every day.
But, without that system working as it should,
the world will quickly start to see and feel the effects of losing its lungs.
The good news is at the Amazon rainforest is quite large
If it were considered a country,
it would be considered the ninth biggest in the world.
But it’s already lost 20 percent of the land it originally had
and it’s believed to be diminishing by approximately twenty thousand square miles per year,
and this scary part is the Amazon rainforest works as a cycle.
It’s rain gets absorbed by the plants
which release water back into the air,
which creates clouds and more rain.
But if it keeps getting destroyed,
it will make it harder and harder for this cycle to continue,
which would lead to less rain.
This would interfere with the cycle
that is vital for the Amazon rainforest to continue functioning and filtering out carbon from the air
and providing the world with fresh oxygen.
As of today, it seems like we’re going to be okay,
even though we’ve lost a fifth of the land.
It’s so big that it’s gonna be a little while before it’s all gone.
With that being said it’s no secret that climate,
change has become more and more serious
as the years have gone on.
This is in direct relation with the fact
that the Amazon rainforest is down 20 %
from what it originally started.
And with the direction Brazil’s president is going in,
it seems like the deforestation isn’t
going to be slowing down anytime soon.
And although the loss of the Amazon rainforest altogether wouldn’t
necessarily mean we’d have trouble breathing,
it would definitely lead to us having issues with climate change more so than we already do.
As of today, we’re already having trouble combating climate change
so if there was an increase in how quickly it’s happening,
there’s no telling what the fate of the world would be.
If you’re interested in helping the cause,
you can look up a handful of nonprofit organizations
whose sole focus is the preservation of the Amazon rainforest.
There’s also petitions circulating the web for government officials to take action.
As of now, it seems unclear what
state the Amazon rainforest will be in
whenever these fires do stop.
It is important to mention, July and August are normally the beginning
of the dry season and the region’s driest months
with activity kicking by early September and stopping by mid November according to NASA
And by those standards, it seems like things are expected to get worse before they get better.
Cheers to helping the Amazon rainforest.
And of course, our planet can recover from this whole situation.
As always I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
when these fires stop, you think the Amazon rainforest will be able to restore itself.
How will the loss of land affect our planet
in our day-to-day lives and in the bigger picture ?
You guys gotta let me know in the comments down below.
For now, I’ll be replying to some comments from the video.
What if aps evolved past humans?
Sayid Briscoe said, “what if everyone was perfect?”
well Saeed, I will say, “you’re perfect.”
Because your photo or display picture on YouTube is a picture of the Eagles, I’m a huge Eagles fan
my dad is Philadelphia now always been an Eagles fan,
so you’re perfect, my friend, and go Eagles
所以老铁 你是完美的 加油 老鹰乐队
The muffin man said, “we see apes in the zoo all the time.
Just imagine it the other way around.”
I wouldn’t necessarily agree with that,
because zoos are kind of an enclosure.
You know these apes don’t necessarily have the free rein to go wherever they want.
But I get what you’re saying just imagine it from that, perspective of like
the ape thinks that his enclosure is the entire world.
And the humans are the attraction to be a very interesting movie.
If I ever make it, I’ll credit you.
What’s your real name? Is it that? I don’t know.
你的真名是啥 是这个吗 我不知道
Rocky senior 1 or Rocky SR 1 not really sure I’d say this name
said, “Is this why I have silver hair on my back” that common actually laugh out loud.
For those of you guys that don’t know.
There is a type of a gorilla called a silverback gorilla,
so the joke you is making obviously
is that because humans evolved from apes.
He still has silver hairs on his back,
and I think they probably just killed the joke by explaining it.
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