What would happen theoretically if the whole Amazon Forest burns down?
- Andrew SmithLv 712 months agoFavorite Answer
As it is a rain forest the loss of canopy leads to a loss of water. It is likely that it would so degrade that it would become the great Brazilian Desert. Where there are only occasional pockets to give archeologists a hint of what it might have once been.
Global warming caused by CO2 would run rampant.
There are a great many issues possibly in the extreme leading to issues as serious as a world war 3.
It is a most unlikely scenario however. Unless "global warming" leading to "global desertification" has so decreased moisture levels that the forest is capable of burning.
If so then we are in serious trouble.
- D JLv 712 months ago
It would be a devastating blow to our environment. The planet would suffer severe weather affecting the quality of our lives & an imbalance of elements in the air.
- ZirpLv 712 months ago
The smoke could cause darkness and lungdiseases
the forest would not be there to capture CO2 and pollutants
many species of plants and animals would go extinct
the area could fall prey to erosion and turn into a desert
- billrussell42Lv 712 months ago
global warming would increase, as that forest is responsible for a large percentage of CO₂ converted to O₂.
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- Anonymous12 months ago
guess itll just be burnt down