posted on Feb, 6 2010 @ 07:37 PM
reply to post by fleabit
Oh no doubt man, the Amazon is the most lush forest on the planet.
Marine Biologists find an estimated 1,500 new species of fish every year in the river.
The plants are researched endlessly for their cancer-curing properties.
Unfortunately, we are quickly destroying it. Something really needs to be done about it.
This is why I was arguing in another thread the other day that humans ARE PRECISELY a virus. We destroy that which gives us sustenance. We do so
without a thought of the reprecussions(sp?) of the action.
It is a harsh place to visit, but it is vital to our planet.
My grandmother, 3/4 native american, used to harp on and on about the healing properties of plants in the wild.
As she used to say: "If there is something in the wild that causes you a problem (poison ivy, for example) you can find its cure within three feet of
the plant that gave you the problem."
She used to make a savv that would cure poison ivy immediately.
Long story short, we need to protect our rain-forests. It is vitally important.