Miguel from Brazil

Dear Riya,
Here in Brazil, another big section of trees in our rainforest is being cut down again. I really wish these men would stop.  It makes me so sad to see the trees cut down because the area looks so bare and depressing.  I am really scared for all the animals and plants living there.  Everyone keeps talking about how this deforestation is linked to global warming. In my area of Brazil, it rains a lot and the Amazon floods every summer.  But some of the villagers say that because so many trees are being cut down, the soil and vegetation that is left will not be able to trap the water.  Apparently, It will cause disruption in the water cycle and maybe drought!
I canít even imagine!

Write back soon, Miguel




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