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Christopher Hopper Eng 1123RC Ms. Coulter October 24, 2009 Rainforest The rainforest are being destroyed every second of every day, and something has to do be done about it. In fact according to Harsh the article “Save The Rainforest”, we are losing a spot of the rainforest 29 times the size of the Pentagon every minute. We are losing the rainforest at such an alarming speed it has been predicted by scientist to be completely gone in the next 50 years. Our rainforest is home to many of the foods that we eat, and medicines we take every day. The uses of the products that come out of the rainforest are innumerable. Every day we use a product that has come from the rainforest. If something is not done to stop the rapid cutting of the rainforest many additional medicines, foods, and species, will be lost before we are ever able to get to them. Something has to be done to stop this. We are currently losing one of Earth’s greatest biological resources just as we are beginning to realize exactly the significance it does have on our lives. According to the article “Rainforest Facts”, “Rainforest once covered 14 percent of the earth’s land surface; now they cover a mere 5 percent and experts estimate that the last remaining rainforest could be consumed in less than 40 years.” Almost half of the world’s types of plants, animals and microorganisms will be ruined over the next 25 years due to rainforest deforestation With the alarming rate in
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2011 for the course BIO 220 taught by Professor Drjf during the Spring '11 term at Belhaven.

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