Brazil gets dehydrated because we are losing the Amazon Rainforest

Climate change, Antonio Nobre, Amazon

Deforesting is a big issue for the world. Our ecological footprint causes lack of drinking water, climate desasters like hurricanes and an increasing desert area in South America

The Amazon River is like a heart, pumping water from the seas through it, and up into the atmosphere through 600 billion trees, which act like lungs. Clouds form, rain falls and the forest thrives. Antonio Donato Nobre explains the magic of the Amazon. it’s ‘The Garden of Eden’, and we are destroying it. Read More

Ecological footprint: Since 1970 we lost 50% of our wild animals

ecological footprint, tiger

SInce 1970 we lost 50% of our wildlife in the world

Since 1970, the number of wild animals halved worldwide according to the Living Planet Report 2014 by the World Wildlife Fund. Especially freshwater animals are in big trouble. The main causes of the decline are habitat destruction, hunting, poaching and overfishing. Especially in Latin America and South East Asia, the biodiversity is bad.

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Freshwater Scarcity May Be Our Biggest Challenge

We need fresh water

We need fresh water

It may not be the heat or rising sea levels, or even frequent severe weather events that create the greatest challenge to humanity and other life on the planet. Instead it could be the absence of freshwater.

A quarter of the planet will experience severe water shortages one month per year by 2030.
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