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3. What would happen if the Amazon jungle ends like the Borneo jungle?

The Amazon is the largest rain forest on the planet. Its immense territory of about six million square kilometers is eight times larger than the Borneo forest, depleted by 75%, largely during the last three decades of the last century. The one that was recently the lung of Southeast Asia, today is a mutilated and sick organ. The predation was such that the huge island became the first timber exporter on the planet, greater than Africa and Brazil combined. The consequences of this disaster were immediate. Borneo and its zones of irradiation or influence (some believe that it includes from Chile to Australia, places where the enormous forest fires have become a recurring fact), suffered a drastic local climate change, without doubt of anthropogenic origin. In the case of the Amazon, because of its size, we can imagine the magnitude of the damage that would cause its deforestation if it continues along the Borneo road, which is already under way. If such degradation does not stop, a global climate cataclysm will be created, since its zone of influence is the entire planet.

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