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  • When I was a child I believed every person played by the same rules.

    In elementary school I learned that the Amazon Rainforest was the reason that we got rain when we needed it. Without it we would have drought. If it was torn down it could not be brought back. The tropical sun would bake the soil and it would become desert. The Amazon Rainforest was one of the first things I thought were sacred, that and elephants. I thought everyone knew about its sacredness. It was like a planet wide rule: DO NOT cut down the Amazon Rainforest.

    I was wrong.

    From the album: Wall Photos
    By EarthSky
    These two satellite images give you the view from space of deforestation that has taken place in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil between 1975 (left) and 2012 (right). Read more here:
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