What do you think will happen to the Amazon Rain forest?
Will the Brazilian government be able to stop the fires or would the forest just burn off completely forever? And if the rain forest burns completely, will we be able to restore it and the many species that used to thrive in it, or will we just be doomed?
- 8 months ago
The forest will get destroyed
- The First DragonLv 79 months ago
First of all, the Amazon Forest has fires every year during the dry season. It is the dry season now.
This year's fires are actually less than the average year, though more than the last few years.
Any fires that don't get put out by humans will be put out by natural rainfall. It doesn't take much.
- atomic fireballLv 69 months ago
At this very moment it is quite possible if not probable that plant species that may contain natural chemicals capable of curing diseases that Western (or Eastern) medicine cannot touch, perhaps even cancers, are being eliminated from the ecosystem forever by these fires. We’ll never even know what was lost. The planet is dying and people like Trump and Bolsonaro are driving the final nails into her coffin. These people are truly monsters. Why they are even allowed to be placed in our midst, I have no idea. What have we done to deserve them? How did their mothers feel about the ‘contributions’ they have made to the world by bringing them into it? Nauseating and tragic.
- Anonymous9 months ago
The sections burning are way less than 1% of the Amazon.
Would you feel different if you lost less than 1% of your brain cells?
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- 38lsbLv 69 months ago
It will not affect us in any way, the media is quoting lies such as the amount of oxygen the Amazon produces, don't trust these news reports. It's one story of doom after another with them and it always amounts to nothing, it's just a distraction to keep people from focusing on real news events.
- Anonymous9 months ago
Lke it has for eons, it will regenerate quicker than you think possible. One thing I don't get: the Amazon Rain Forest (they tell us) generates 20% of the world's oxygen......I deplore the loss of any trees......but all the news coverage shows grass fires: what I've seen so far is a scattering of palm trees - and grass. The grasses will regrow in a couple weeks - palm trees grow like weeds, too.
- RickLv 59 months ago
The fires will stop/be stopped, & by next year you won't be able to see what was burned .......
- Word to the WiseLv 59 months ago
"Able" and "willing" are two different things.
Forest fires do happen naturally, but these fires are manmade and mostly deliberate. Deforestation has long been a problem in Brazil, but it has now been accelerated.
If, for some reason, Brazil changes its mind and stops the burning, it will take a long time for the forest to recover. Some species may be lost forever.
- 9 months ago
I think it will rain and then rain again.
- martyLv 79 months ago
Things will remain as they have been.Amazon fires are nearly double over last year, but remain moderate in historical context. The 41,858 fires recorded so far this year, as of August 24, in the Brazilian Amazon are the highest number since 2010, when 58,476 were recorded by the end of August. But 2019 is well below the mid-2000s, when deforestation rates were very much higher.