Monday 22nd June 2020
Today is World Rainforest Day.
Rainforests are vital for the survival of life on Earth. We depend on the Amazon rainforest alone for 20% of the oxygen we breathe and the freshwater we drink. They absorb our carbon dioxide, stabilise climate patterns, and are home to half the world’s plant and animal species.
Yet every minute, we lose 40 football fields of rainforests, which threatens our biodiversity and imperils our planet’s health. Deforestation causes 15% of global carbon dioxide emissions that accelerate climate change—more than from all cars in the U.S. and China combined.
I would like you to research rainforests. What facts can you tell me? What animals live in rainforests? What could you do to help spread awareness?