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We know there will be problems in environmental terms manyserious problems but it is a matter of economics There wont be anycomplete disaster and what we cannot solve well thats the price we haveThere is a constant war that is being fought in the rainforests ofSouth America The death toll is one that far surpasses any other war inhistory Vietnam and World War II had minimal loss of life compared to thisnever ending battle It is predicted that by the year 2020 the casualties willreach 150 per day This total does not even include the loss of human lifedue to the lack of oxygen and the unsuitable living conditions Thishorrible scenario would be the result of mankinds failure to cooperate andlive in harmony with the environment especially the rainforest of SouthAmerica In the end the destruction of the rainforests will mean theThe devastation of the rainforest may be compared to playing agame of Russian Roulette One-forth of existing medicines are derivedfrom tropical plants whose homes are in the rainforests of South America For every acre that is lost in the burning season there is one acre less thatwe have for possible life saving medicines About 70 percent of plantsused in anti-cancer drugs come from the rain forest We are slowlydestroying ourselves and the environment Whether we realize it or notthe world could quickly come to an ecological halt Every day 144000acres of the rainforests are cut down slashed andor put up in flames In 1974 Brazil started a forest fire of 206 million square feet 3900 squaremiles The fire ragged out of control and was later marked the largestforest fire in Brazilian history This 1974 fire is now considered small toothers in the past recent years On average the burning season lasts up tofour months out of the whole year During this period of time it is notuncommon for the majority of South America to be covered in a thickblanket of smoke The bulk of
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