We are losing Earth’s greatest biological treasures, just as we are beginning to appreciate their true value. Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth’s land surface; now they cover a mere 6%, and experts estimate that the last remaining rainforests could be consumed in less than 40 years.
Amazonian deforestation is a serious problem with global consequences. Not only does the destruction of these tropical forests disrupt biological diversity and other land uses, but it is now believed that the removal of this vital terrain is contributing to the accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere. Long-term results of this phenomenon are now linked to climate change and fund’s performance.
People woke up and suddenly started to realize that our planet was polluted as the smog layered in the sky making it hide the sun, cars and heavy trucks created traffic jams miles of cars moved slowly at the highways, air traffic increased dramatically. Therefore, people started grassroots organisations such as EarthDay and Greenpeace at the beginning of the decade. The deforestation of Amazon Rainforest was one important issue