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Cutting down the Amazon rain forest.
« on: August 23, 2017, 10:59:57 PM »
Maybe a stupid question. But if you look at the rainforest in Brasil. What would be the impact on rainfall by cutting it down. As far as i know a tree in the Amazon takes up somewhere between 1000 and 2000 liters of water a day. And most of that water falls back down as rain.  Mostly the vegatation has a top layer, a middle layer and a bottom layer in the Amazon. That means 1 are creates several 1000 liters of rain a day. Or do i see this wrong ? Lost year they cut 8000 square km of forest. If that water would fall on land as rain. That 8000 km of forest could provide 14000 square km of land with 1 qubic meter of water a year. Could this have a substantial impact, and on what kind of things will it have an impact ?


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Re: Cutting down the Amazon rain forest.
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 11:31:18 PM »
Perhaps better to ask that question over on the Global Forest Watch thread. I've copied your comment and pasted it there.
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