History Of The Amazon Rainforest

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The Amazon rainforest is the biggest in the world. It covers an astonishing 2.124 million square miles, originally it was a whole 4,100,000 kilometers. It is significantly smaller now because of the logging companies and farmers who took over much of the land. The tribes that have lived in the rainforest for generations past and the ones who will live there in the future, are severely affected by the deforestation and are slowly being squeezed out of their livelihoods. The loggers and farmers have and want to continue to abuse the rainforests, and the Native Amazon tribal people want to continue to raise their families and live off of the land.

The Amazonians have lived in the rainforests for over twelve thousand years peacefully. While living
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If they are allowed to stay on their land and not forced out or killed they will continue the traditions of centuries past and the great discoveries that the forest has to offer will continue on. If the loggers and farmers continue to infringe on the land, all will be lost. The tribal people were their first and therefore they have a right to what their ancestors discovered. The land could maybe be shared but this would have to be done through some highly enforced treaties and it is probably not possible since the Brazilian government would have to be willing to provide the funding needed to offer …show more content…
One fifth of the world's freshwater is in the Amazon rainforest and at least one hundred and twenty one prescription drugs sold have come from plant derived sources from the Amazon rainforest. While the tribal people respect this land the loggers and farmers do not. If the loggers and farmers are allowed to continue their abuse of the Amazon rainforest nearly one half of the world's species of plants, animals and microorganisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next quarter century due to rainforest deforestation. Everything that is lost, including the tribal people’s way of life, will be gone forever all because of the greed of humans. The world will suffer and people will die because of the discoveries in medicine that were never made. If the loggers and farmers continue their destruction, in my opinion a great injustice to all human and animal kind will occur and history will look back on this with disgust and

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