Eco-systems are heading towards “Point-of-no-return” dangerous situation. There will be no cure or an alternate if the devastation continues.
As per a report, around 20% of the Amazon Forests have been wiped out in the name of development since 1970. Amazon forest which is the basin for rains is now in danger. Despite the fact that Amazon forests are the largest, thickest and richest eco-system equalizers, they are not being protected. According to a theory they may be collapsed in just 50 years from now.
Amazon forests cover 7 nations with a vast area of 2 million square miles or 5 million Square Kilometers.
Another danger is for the Caribbean coral reefs. According to a survey, they may die in the next 15 years to come. These two – Amazon and Caribbean coral reefs are acting as the protectors from Global warming. But the devastation would result in dangerous outcomes for mankind and the Planet Earth.
Recent fires that erupted in Australia has already warned the humans about the outcome in the coming days with warm airs and unbearable heat in the region.
Amazon fires have also indicated that mankind should prepare itself for future destruction if the present scenario continues. According to an analysis. if 35% of the Amazon forests are destroyed then the danger bells will start ringing for the human existence.
Already the Earth’s surface temperatures are rising. Presently there is an increase of 1°C in the temperatures which are causing melting of Arctic and Antarctic ices. If there is an increase of 1.5°C, then the water will sink up to 90% according to a study. And a 2°C will pass a point-of-no-return disaster.
Amazon forests were developed for not less than 58 million years which sustained more than 10 millions of people lives alone. Tropical forests absorb the CO2 about 25% to 30% from the air and release oxygen for mankind respiration. Another 25-30% of CO2 is absorbed by the oceans.
The best example of human mistakes that cannot be rectified stands still with an example of the Sahel in Africa. The Sahel, once upon a time was a forested landscape and now it has turned into a desert.