The ‘lungs of the Earth’ are really its heart: an Indigenous cure to save the Amazon

By Felipe Viveros
 and Alnoor Ladha

The Amazon is a vital organ in the global biosphere. Often called the “lungs of planet Earth” by climate researchers, it’s also “the heart” – in an ecological sense, but also as an emotional and mythic anchor for humanity. Forests create rain, and none more than this one. The Amazon is the biotic pump  of the Earth, drawing more than 20% of the world’s fresh water through its hydrological cycle. Without the Amazon, our planet’s ecosystem would collapse. Read more..First published on The Correspondent



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