Originally posted by Rising Against
Not long ago I made a thread about the beauty of space and the incredible pictures is has managed to show us over the years and making that thread got me thinking about the beauty of earth itself and the breathtaking images it has also managed to amaze us with.
So alot of effort went into making this message so please try and enjoy and please try and at least listen to the message im trying to send.
But it's such a god damn shame that we are Destroying this world all day everyday by doing this.
Manmade disasters can be just as bad as natural in some cases, Look at the Amazon rainforest for example!
- More than 20% of Earth's oxygen is produced in this area, thus the name "Lungs of the Planet"
- With 2,5 million square miles, the Amazon rainforest represents 54% of the total rainforests left of the planet
- Amazon rainforest birds account for for at least one third of the world's bird species, being toucan the most popular icon
- More than half of the world's estimated ten million species of plants, animals and insects live in the tropical forest.
- 70% of plants found to have anticancer properites are found only in the rainforest
- The number of edible fruits found in the rainforest is estimated in 3,000. Amazon natives consume more than 1,500, but only 200 are cultivated for use today
- An estimated 90% of Amazon rainforest plants used by Amazon natives have not been studied by modern science
- In 1500 there were an estimated 6 to 9 million Amazon natives. By 1900 the number has gone down to one million lelf in Brazil.
- Today, the number is believed to be of around 250,000 Amazon natives, comprising 215 ethnic groups with 170 different languages
- There may also be fifty or so Amazon tribes living in the depths of the Amazon rainforest that have never had contact with the outside world
- An estimated number of 2,700 million acres of the rainforest are burned each year
Thank you for reading and I hope by making this thread that I have at least made you think about our world and what is happening to it each and every day.
[edit on 26-1-2010 by Rising Against]