Gap Fill - Amazon Rainforest - Level 6


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   fires      forest      logging      lungs      oxygen      rate      risk      shocking      sink      source  

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Environmental scientists have revealed news that parts of the Amazon rainforest are emitting more carbon dioxide than they are absorbing. The scientists said the is now producing over a billion tons of CO2 a year. They say the Amazon used to be a carbon "". This is where CO2 was sucked up and converted into . However, it has now become a of carbon dioxide. The forest is at of losing its moniker of being the of the world. Researchers are predicting the rainforest will create more CO2 at an accelerating in the future. The biggest culprits for the Amazon's flipping from sink to source are , deforestation and a growing number of forest .

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