#170 - Can the rainforest recover? | Curio

#170 - Can the rainforest recover?

20 mins | Mar 21, 2022

Today's episode from 21st March 2022. First this morning: It's thought to contribute up to 16% of the earth's oxygen but now the Amazon Rainforest is fighting a losing battle. On International Day of Forests, we learn how the lungs of are planet are struggling to recover from human interference. Then later, if you find it impossible to fit fun into your week, maybe you need to make time for some planned spontaneity. Sounds contradictory but we'll explore why advanced planning might be the key to happiness. The Amazon rainforest is a significant player in climate dynamics, helping to regulate global oxygen and carbon cycles. However, a 2022 study indicates that all this might be about to change. For Wired, Matt Simon examines new satellite data evidence that suggests that the rainforest has become less resilient to disturbances like drought and discovers what this might mean for the future. In a 2020 study, 72% of people said they feel happier after a spontaneous act. Those who described themselves as a “spontaneous person” were 40% more likely to consider themselves a “happy person.” It may seem counterintuitive, but Nir Eyal reveals why spontaneity often can’t happen without a bit of advanced planning. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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