A new report from the Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN) bears bad news: there’s only one-third of the tropical rainforest left intact. The rest has been destroyed or degraded due to logging and land conversion for agriculture.
The rainforest stores the most carbon in live biomass than any other ecosystem on the planet. “Thus, stopping the deforestation and degradation of tropical rainforests is key to being able to slow the human-caused warming of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere,” the report stated.
Watch INN24’s Natalia Yuri and Jason Spanu discuss the alarming news about the depletion of the “most important terrestrial ecosystem on the planet” that interestingly enough plays a role in preventing disease outbreaks like COVID-19.
You can read the full story here: https://inn24.ca/2021/03/22/only-one-third-of-the-tropical-rainforest-remains-experts-say-deforestation-increases-risk-of-disease-pandemics/
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Only one-third of the tropical rainforest remains, experts say deforestation increases risk of disease pandemics
Stopping deforestation and degradation of tropical forests is paramount in slowing climate change, according to report