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83 seconds before the end of the world
This is for a school project about Climate Change. About 17 percent of the Amazonian rainforest has been destroyed over the past 50 years, and losses recently have been on the rise.
Anywhere from 3 trees to an area the size of a football field is cleared per second. Nearly 100,000 acres of forest is cleared per day. About 15,000,000,000 trees are cut down every year, according to Nature. In other words, there may be a forest that you live nearby or see from your house
13 million hectares of forest have been converted for other uses or destroyed by natural causes. While I’m writing this, almost 3 hectares have been cleared.
Up to 28,000 species can go extinct in the next quarter century due to deforestation.
By the year 2030, we might only have 10% of Rainforests left and it can all disappear in a hundred years.
10% of the world’s forests are now protected areas. This is roughly the size of India.
Tropical Rainforests store more than 210 gigatons of carbon and deforestation is the cause of 15% of carbon emissions.
Cures for diseases have been found in plants and the raw materials come from our tropical rainforests.
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List of audio files used:
- Howling Wind by audible-edge +)
- Breathing quickly by DarkJoker +)
- reverb birds by dj zentao from http://djzentao.bandcamp.com or http://www.myspace.com/djzentao +)
- tree falling down by http://freesound.org +)
- Industrial machine thrumming by http://www.freesound.org/people/Timbre/sounds/77738/ +)
- Clock Ticking by Nick Turner, Watercolour Music +)
- distant-explosions by reznik-krkovicka from http://freesound.org +)
- gun shot by soundbible.com +)