Our oxygen is being affected by this deforestation

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rainforests supplying us with so much oxygen it helps clean the atmosphere to help us breathe. Our oxygen is being affected by this deforestation, but also our weather patterns. The rain forests rainfall distribution and temperature will result in drier forests. Rainforests stabilize our earth. The rainforest acts as the world’s thermostat by modulating temperatures and weather patterns. When rainforests are destroyed, such as cut down, less moisture goes into the atmosphere and rainfall dwindles down causing droughts. A study done by Rainforest Information Centre Educational Supplement says: “Rainforests have been described as the global heat and water pumps because of their influence on climate. Rainforests are dark, and like a dark car
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Hirsch parked in the hot sun they absorb heat. Above a rainforest the air is cooler so it is more likely to rain. Inside the rainforest, beneath the dense canopy, humidity stays high and steady compared with the outside world. The forests stay wet and evaporate vast quantities of water through their foliage and into the air above, forming clouds. Some falls again as rain in the tropics but often clouds are carried great distances to fall as rain in the mid-latitudes, often as far away as Europe and Australia. The hotter air that exists over deserts and grasslands that replace the rainforests after logging or clearing discourages the clouds and the deserts remain dry. As rainforests disappear this will dramatically affect the water circulation of the atmosphere and is likely to alter weather patterns thousands of miles away.” (Rainforest Information Centre Educational Supplement) Rainforests lower the temperature around the globe, filter air with their massive amounts of trees, removes carbon dioxide from our atmosphere, absorbs storm water and provides shade and beauty. As rainforests are burned or even cut down, fewer trees offset the temperature to higher temperatures everywhere. Environment Commissioner Sadhu Johnston states: “Trees are like big air conditioners.” With all the illnesses we have in the world we need all the help we can get. About ¼ of the medicines we use come from the rainforest plants. It is said that 37% of the United States’ prescribed medicines have active ingredients that are derived from the rainforests (Paradise on Earth Organization). More than 1,400 varieties of tropical plants are potential cures against cancer. The U.S National Cancer Institute has identified 3000 plants that are active against cancer cells. We have been able to fight cancer and many people have survive because of the
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