Which of the following is not an example of the value of tropical rainforest to people?
Which of the following is not an example of the value of tropical rainforest to the environment?
True or false? Tropical rainforests help reduce global warming through CO2 being absorbed. Without this temperatures will increase rapidly leading to a range of problems including rising sea levels and coastal flooding around the world.
True or false? Many products are sourced from the rainforest including rubber, tropical hardwood, coffee, chocolate and medicines. Many medicines, including cancer treatments, are sourced from the rainforest. If species become extinct before they are discovered new medicines will not be developed.
True or false? The rainforest can quickly recover from large-scale deforestation which means it will be available for future generations. Therefore, development should be encouraged.
True or false? The tropical rainforest is of local, national and global importance.
True of false? Local HEP schemes can support isolated communities in the tropical rainforest.
True or false? More than 98% of rainforest plants and trees have been tested by scientists for their medicinal qualities.
Only 1% of rainforest plants and trees have been tested by scientists for their medicinal qualities, illustrating their importance.
True or false? Moisture emitted from transportation feeds the water cycle and prevents the climate becoming too hot and dry.
Tropical rainforests absorb and hold carbon dioxide. What phrase is used to describe this role?