Q. How many football fields are lost every minute due to deforestation?
A. 20 - The current rate of deforestation equals a loss of 20 football fields every minute. Makes you think, doesn't it..
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Some additional facts on deforestation :
Fact 1: 25% of cancer fighting organisms are found within the amazon.
Fact 2: It is estimated that within 100 years there will be no rainforests.
Fact 3: Up to 28,000 species are expected to become extinct by the next quarter of the century due to deforestation.
Fact 4: One and a half acres of forest is cut down every second.
Fact 5: Loss of forests contributes between 12% to 17% of the annual global greenhouse gas emissions. (World Resources Institute)
Facts 6: If the current rate of deforestation continues, it will take less than 100 years to destroy all the rainforests on the earth.