The disrespect and destruction of nature have disastrous consequences. A United Nations report published in 2007 states that with the increase in rain, humidity and temperature, make countries more susceptible to dengue fever and malaria epedemics. When invading forests in the hunt for chimpanzees, men came in contact with unknown viruses such as HIV, which rapidly spread through the world.
The destruction of tropical forests, the reduction of biodiversity, soil erosion, degradation of watershed areas, and the releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, cause social and environmental imbalances. The reduction of moisture in the Amazon is reducing rainfall in the central-south Brazil. Brazil has reduced the deforestation of the Amazon forest in 19,000 km ² in 2005 and just over 13,000 km2 in 2006, according to INPE - National Institute for Space Research. What can we do? When buying forest products like wood and paper, look for the seal of the Forestry Council (FSC) to be sure that they come from forests that are managed according to strict criteria. The green seal certifies the use of cutting techniques that respect the regeneration cycles of the forest. Www.fsc.org.br, this site is the list of all certified companies. The reduction in the consumption of meat in general also helps to combat deforestation. This is because much of the production of soybean is used as feed for animals such as poultry and pigs. In addition to good health, a diet with many plants has a lesser impact on the enviroment. Eating less red meat helps to reduce the need for opening up new areas of grassland. So, start helping by changing your habits and hoping for a brighter future for the Amazon.