The Beginning of a Beautiful Climate

Tropical rainforests, which are scattered around earth’s hot equator, have lots of trees, and lots of rain — but which came first? In this animation, MinuteEarth shows us how the development of angiosperm trees and the subsequent water cycle boost played an integral role in the creation and perpetuation of thriving forests in the tropics, and how the deforestation of these areas can lead to big trouble in the future. Watch the video to learn about these amazing ecosystems.

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