Scientists are sure that because of the economic activity of a person, the Amazon basin can completely disappear in the near future.
According to the publication, a group of scientists explored the Amazon basin and estimated the ecological hazard index for a unique ecosystem. According to their calculations, at present the index of environmental hazard in the Amazon basin is 60 points, while 100 points mean the complete destruction of the ecosystem.
The main reasons for the deterioration of the ecological situation in the region were deforestation, change in river beds and erosion of the soil layer. Also, construction on the river of 140 hydroelectric power stations is a big danger for the region. Scientists warn that if the situation does not change, the unique ecosystem of the Amazon basin will be destroyed forever.