I feel that the strongest passage was when the author estimated what the could happen to the rainforest in the future. "Within forty years the entire Amazon rainforest could disappear entirely, and with it the last 200,000 indigenous tribespeople- a population decimated from the estimated ten million who lived there five centuries ago- in addition to a massive loss of biodiversity as plants and animals become extinct." I like this passage because it helps give the audience a somewhat concrete idea of what could happen. It is hard for people to imagine exactly how much destruction there is when it is being measured in acres. It is very easy for people to understand when it is clearly stated that all of the Amazon rainforest could be destroyed.
I like nature because it is complex and beautiful. The diversity of nature is amazing. There are also many things that are still unknown about nature. There are biological processes that we don't understand or have never seen. The mystery of it makes it interesting.