Brazil’s Vanishing Rainforests

Burning rainforest in Brazil

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Brazil’s deforestation has many negative effects such as how it significantly harms the land, air, and wildlife. In fact, between 1970 and now more than 230,000 square miles of the rainforests have been destroyed. As of 2008, only about 82.3% of the Brazilian rainforests remained uncut.

One way that deforestation damages the land is how we need the trees to keep the soil moist. Without the trees to keep the soil moist the land will become a barren dessert. The Brazilian rainforests also create their own climates. During the day the trees keep the air cool and during the night they keep the air warm. If we don’t have the trees then we have no protection from the sun, weather, or rising and falling temperatures. Continue reading

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