Amazon

Issue #68

The Amazon rainforest, the earth's largest remaining tropical wilderness, is disappearing as fast as ever. The Amazon's disappearance has long been a cause for concern. But who really cares about preserving the rainforest? Scientists no longer believe that the Amazon acts as the planet's lungs (the forest absorbs about as much oxygen as it produces) and the best the environmental group Greenpeace could come up with is that it acts as the "earth's air conditioner." To get a sense of who cares about the Amazon and why Colors decided to introduce you to some of the 17 million people who live there.