Smokes rises from forest fires in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, in the Amazon basin, on August 27, 2019. - (Photo by Joao Laet / AFP)

The Deforestation of Tropical Rainforests and its Effects

Paul Siebert
May 10, 2022
In the past century, humans have been continuously destroying rainforests to satisfy their hunger for industrial and agricultural success; in short: money. Today, two thirds of all original tropical rainforest cover around the world is either gone or severely damaged. That has led to many scientists exclaiming that it is too late for us, that we have gone too far. But why even are rainforests so important for the planet and the species living on it, including us? And is it really too late for us to change and save the rainforests? 
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United Nations Climate Change Conference

Paul Siebert
November 19, 2021

Introduction From 31 October until 12 November 2021, representatives of some 200 countries have discussed future measures in the fight against climate change. The Glasgow climate change conference was...

Is Climate Change Turning Into a Global Crisis?

Is Climate Change Turning Into a Global Crisis?

Aiden Lim
October 12, 2021

Is global warming becoming the biggest threat to humanity?   In 2019 a study done by “The General Assembly” showed that we had 11 years left to stop and reduce carbon emissions before it...

Greta Thunburg testifies on Capital Hill

Greta Thunberg and Her Fight Against Climate Change

Natalie Kees
October 4, 2019

Greta Thunberg has been making waves as a global climate activist for the huge movement she has led to save the Earth. She has used the power of this generation's youth--her voice and everyone else's--to...

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