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Q 2418080809.     Passage II
What is at Stake?
The health of our environment is under ever-greater prersure from the burning of fossil fuels and 1
deforestation. It has caused the most critical threat to the survival of humans and all living things: Global
Warming. Our rapidly warming climate cries out for solutions to these problems.
Deforestation has crippled the healing abilities tath our cosystem needs to support life. More than 90% of
America's old growth forests are gone and are still being cut, and at least 80% of the worlds forests ha ~e
vanished. The forests that remain have been decimated by segmentation and clearing-cutting or are being
attacked due to the effects of global warming.
Trees safely capture and store excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and give off oxygen required by all
living things. Trees regulate our climate, clean our water;, provide habitat, foods, medicines, and perform
many other essential life-sustaining functions.
We believe that replanting forests with the best available···' tree genetics on a massive scale is a critical activity
that can begin to mitigate many of these challenges. Saving the genetics of the great trees that still exit may
hold the key to benefits of trees that are yet unknown to science.
The survival of humans, and all forms of life, is at stake.
Read the above passage and answer the questions that .follow by selecting the correct options.
As mentioned in the article, the health of our
environment is supposed to be in danger
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