Rio de Janeiro, January 8, 2021, Friday
The bad news about the Amazon jungle, known as the lungs of the world, is that by 2065 it is likely to be extinct. Scientists believe that at some point this green area will dry up and be replaced by a flat plain instead of trees. In the Amazon Basin of South America, also known as the Amazonia, the forest provides about 70 percent of the earth’s oxygen. The borders of this vast rain forest connect 3 countries. These include Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, etc.
If there was a country in the Amazon region, it would be the 7th largest country in the region, so the vastness of the Amazon jungle can be imagined. The largest area of Amazon One is about 90% in Brazil. The Amazon Rain Forest is the largest green area in the world. It is home to some 30,000 species of plants, mammals, and 1,200 species of birds, as well as more than 2,000 species of freshwater fish. According to a new paper published in the Pierre Review Journal, scientist Robert Walker predicts that this huge tropical rainforest will be the victim of the world’s biggest climate change. Given the way this forest is being cut down, it is certain to be destroyed if no action is taken.
According to a new report, Walker concludes that once there is a drought in a forest like the Amazon, it takes about three years to get out of it completely. Whenever forests are affected by climate change, billions of rupees are lost to the environment. According to one source, Brazil, which has more than 90 percent of the Amazon rainforest, loses 1,606 square kilometers of forest every four months. Amazon is considered a treasure trove of beauty because of its biodiversity.
The Amazon jungle covers an area of more than 3 million square kilometers
Earlier, satellite data from Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research showed that trees were being cut down to the size of a football field every minute. In some parts of the Amazon’s vast mysterious forest, the sun’s rays do not even reach the ground. Spread over an area of more than 3 million sq km, the forest is rich in broad-leaved vegetation and humid climate. The Amazon jungle is thought to be about 25 million years old. About 60 percent of the world’s saltwater flows into the oceans through rivers. The number of tributaries of the Amazon is 1100. Out of which 14 rivers are more than 1500 km in length.