The Amazon rainforest is an essential piece of our planet’s ecology. Without it, what would happen to planet Earth?
The Amazon rainforest creates 20% of the Earth’s oxygen supply and is home to 30% of the species on the planet, including rare animals and plants. What would happen if this essential resource was gone?
Recent forest fires have threatened the Amazon rainforest, as do deforestation. If the rainforest begins to die, the video posits, it will stop producing oxygen and switch to emitting carbon. This, in turn, would heat the Earth and speed up deadly climate change.