The Amazon Rainforest is one of the largest rainforests in the world, stretching to up to nine countries in South America. Despite the callous activities of some humans to destroy the rainforest through illegal deforestation, the Amazon Rainforest still stands strong and currently houses some of the rarest species of plants and animals.
Rainforests, especially Amazon Rainforest, are considered as “the world’s lungs”; this is because of the huge number of trees and plants available here, which absorb the carbon dioxide exhaled from the lungs of humans and use same for the process of photosynthesis. The plants them release oxygen as a byproduct of photosynthesis and the oxygen thus released can be used up for respiration by human.
The rainforest plays a very important role in keeping humans alive on earth and this symbiotic relationship can come to an end if humans continue with their destructive deforestation activities of the rainforests. Studies show that the rainforest may disappear 40 years from now if the world does not take the necessary actions to curtail the current spate and rate of deforestation and promote afforestation.
Deforestation, if not curtailed, can bring life to an end on earth. Both humans and animals will be negatively affected and humans may have to seek solace on other planets if that is possible.
Destruction of the rainforest can cause an excess accumulation of carbon dioxide in blood circulation, which can lead to suffocation and vital organs in the body that depend on oxygen will be starved, leading to their death. You can learn more about the Amazon Rainforest from the Norman Asch page at https://soundcloud.com/normanasch/norman-asch-birds-chirping-in-the-amazon.