Talking about the Amazon rainforest today is so relevant that the people who see the news and other social media platform updates feel genuinely interested in the issue. That is because millions of people seem concern about what might happen to the planet after the devastating incident. Yes, some may appear not bothered, though. “Many people are simply unaware of these problems of the modern world or of the real (and often simple) solutions to them that are available,” says Kenneth Worthy, Ph.D. “Many people answer “don’t know” to polls about climate change, and ignorance of the problem is widespread around the globe.” But a lot is entirely trying their best to raise awareness. It is not only for the welfare of the planet but as well as for the understanding of humankind response to the global issue. People are deeply saddened by the incident that they can no longer stop thinking about the scary things that might happen when the Earth loses Amazon.
More Unfortunate People And More Refugees – There are millions of people who live in the rainforest of Amazon. They rely on the rainforest for the shelter, food, income, as well as medicines. So imagine if the area entirely gets wiped out, these individuals will no longer have a place to live. They will lose everything they have. The tendency of them having nothing is their vast unintentional and forced occupancy to different places. These indigenous people will have to migrate to cities which will populate it even more. “Although this immigrant community had minimal connections with surrounding communities, apart from those of work and business, matters changed greatly over time as subsequent generations became increasingly assimilated following a pattern found in all other immigrant communities,” explains evolutionary psychologist Nigel Barber, Ph.D. With that particular incident, the world will suffer from a major humanitarian crisis.
Loss Of Tribes – One of the great treasures of the world is its uncontacted tribes. Most of these people lived in the Amazon rainforest. We all know that these tribes are now under threat. According to Lissa Rankin, M.D., “With these changes, the multi-generational homes disbanded and the community lifestyle shifted gears from nightly celebrations to more of the typical “every man for himself” philosophy that fueled the neighboring communities.” That is both due to deforestation and burning of the Amazon. If ever the planet will lose its largest rainforest, these people will soon die. By that, future generations might no longer know that these tribes once exist in the world.
Loss Of Medical Possibilities – If losing people and their lives don’t concern others because it doesn’t directly involve them, how about the loss of medical possibilities? Since Amazon is one of the largest rainforests that consists of millions of undiscovered living things, it also has the potential of having ingredients that cure diseases. Only nature provides components such as different types of molds, snake venoms, periwinkle, and more. So imagine if the Amazon is gone, the possibility of getting right through the cure of cancer can never have a chance for discovery.
Smoke – Fires release a vast amount of smoke visible from space that we humans inhale. Since smoke travels through the wind, surrounding regions also suffer from too much of it. Soon, it will reach major urban areas. When the Amazon loses its ability to produce oxygen, the Earth will suffer from carbon emission that will quickly put all people on the planet at a higher health risk.
More Fires – It is pretty much evident. When there are not enough trees, there is less rainwater. If there is less rainwater, there are more droughts. So with more droughts, we can expect an increased intensity and events of fires. The fires will spread to more dense places; specifically, the ones lived by humans. So yes, we can picture out losing houses and buildings, and people as well.
Now, think about this. Are these not enough reasons for you to raise awareness?