Importance of Natural Resources

These amazing things will happen if the size of the amazon rainforest is doubled


Hi buddy, You have definitely heard about
amazon rain forest. The Amazon Rainforest has been described as
the “Lungs of our Planet” because it provides the essential environmental world service
of continuously recycling carbon dioxide into oxygen. More than 20 percent of the world oxygen is
produced in the Amazon Rainforest. We are losing Earth’s greatest biological
treasures just as we are beginning to appreciate their true value. Rainforests once covered 14 percent of the
earth’s land surface; now they cover a mere 6 percent and experts estimate that the last
remaining rainforests could be consumed in less than 40 years. The Amazon rainforest, covering much of northwestern
Brazil and extending into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries, is the world’s
largest tropical rainforest, famed for its biodiversity. At 6.9 million square kilometers , the Amazon
Basin is roughly the size of the forty-eight contiguous United States and covers some 40
percent of the South American continent. If Amazonia were a country, it would be the
ninth largest in the world. The Amazon rainforest,
the world’s greatest remaining natural resource, is the most powerful and bioactively diverse
natural phenomenon on the planet. And Now what will happen if its size is doubled? Before going to that, Please subscribe this
channel for this kind of interesting eco based videos. Now coming to our main topic, If we tried
and succeded in doubling the total area of the amazon rainforest the following situations
may happen. That is the total area is upgraded to about
14 million square kilometers. Our earth’s climate is very much dependend
on rainforests, if we plant more trees there, then a drastic climate change may happen all
aroud the world. The Amazon is estimated to have 390 billion
individual trees, this number will get doubled.That is the total tree count will be nearly 780
billion. 70 percent of South America’s GDP is produced
in areas that receive rainfall or water from the Amazon. So there will be a GDP growth. If the rainforest got spread to all directions,
then the major areas of countries like Venezwela, Brazil, Colombia, peru , bolivia, Guyana,
suriname, Paragay etc. will get converted to rainforest. The total area of south american continent
is 17.84 million square kilometers, If the size of rainforest gets doubled, then the
remaining area other than rainforest in this continent will get reduced to 4 million square
kilometers. The human population of american continent
now is 42.25 crores, this number will gets reduced tremendously reduced. Now one-fifth of the world’s fresh water
is in the Amazon Basin, this amount will gets increased to two-fifth. 20 percentage of total oxygen on earth is
produced by amazon now, this number will be raised upto 35% if its sife is doubled. Scientists and environmentalists have proclaimed
that 20 billion tons of water evaporate dayily from amazon rainforest now. That vapour is converted to rain. So if the size of rainforest is increased,
then the neighbouring countries will get more rainfall. From studies it was found that a decrease
in average global temperature of 2.5 degree celcius will happen if we doubled the rainforest’s
size. Larger areas of plantations will likely be
needed to meet current levels of demand in a warmer world. Scientists estimate that the required plantation
area in the Amazon would need to increase as much as 38% to meet demands. If the global temperature is reduced ,then
there will be a reduction in outbreaks of vector-borne diseases such as malaria and
dengue, and outbreaks of infectious diseases such as cholera and meningitis Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has
been declining since 2004, mostly due to the falling deforestation rate in Brazil. There are a variety of reasons for the decline,
including macroeconomic trends, new protected areas and indigenous territories, improved
law enforcement, deforestation monitoring via satellite, pressure from environmental
groups, and private sector initiatives.


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