How much more deforestation can the Amazon take before it all dies?



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    The Amazon Rainforest is disappearing at about 200,000 square miles per year.  Currently, there are about 2.5 million square miles left.  By doing a little math, we can see that at the current rate of deforestation and without any intervention, the Amazon has about 12.5 years left.  There are some factors to consider that may happen between now and then that may prolong or shorten its lifespan; new laws and protections, increased destruction rates, etc. 

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