How many rainforests will we have in 25 years?



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    Hard to say, since the rate of destruction is climbing. It is estimated that half the worlds species will be gone due to rainforest destruction in the next 25 years, but since the rainforest can contain anywhere from 50% to 90% of the species on Earth, this estimate can be misleading. By 2025, it is estimated that half the world’s rainforests will be gone, to be completely eradicated by 2060, if present rates continue. Judging from that, in 25 years we’ll have about 34.3% of our rainforests left (100% being the amount of rainforest we had before deforestation). Again, this is only if present rates continue, and my math might be wrong.

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    Rainforests are disappering–and quickly.  Since the 1950s over half of the world’s rainforests have are no more.  It is estimated that over 200,000 acres of rainforests are lost everyday, an incredibly high number when realized that that is almost 78 million acres a year! It is estimated that within the next 25 years, we may see such a depletion that leaves less than 250 million acres left in the entire world (a dramatic drop from even just 10 years ago when perhaps we had around 1.5 billion).

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