The Rainforest is Disappearing

Rainforests contain 400 gigatons of carbon, 1/5 of the total earth’s carbon. Burning the Rainforest contributes to Global Warming. Over 20% of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere comes from burning of tropical forest.

The Rainforest is Disappearing

In 2007, of the estimated original 7.1 billion acres of rainforest, only about 2.7 billion remain.

We are losing our rainforest at the average rate of:
*64 acres every minute;
*93,000 acres every day;
*Over 33 million acres per year.

If deforestation continues at current rates, scientists estimate nearly 80 to 90 percent of tropical rainforest ecosystems will be destroyed by the year 2020.

Rainforests contain 400 gigatons of carbon, 1/5 of the total earth’s carbon.

Burning the Rainforest contributes to Global Warming. Over 20% of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere comes from burning of tropical forest.

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