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The amazon rainforest'>Brazilian Amazon Rainforest, dubbed the ‘lungs of the Earth’, has actually been emitting more carbon dioxide than it has sequestered since 2010.

Deforestation of Amazon rainforest in Brazil rose by 43% in April compared to same month last year, government data shows

An area the size of the Isle of Man was cleared in the Brazilian Amazon last month alone as President Bolsonaro is accused of accelerating his “dismantling” of the rainforest

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has increased for the second month in a row. Illegal logging and burning have risen sharply since Pres. Bolsonaro took power in 2019, with deforestation hitting a 12-year high in 2020.

Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest hit a record in April, the government reported Friday, with figures that belie President Jair Bolsonaro's pledge to crack down on such destruction #climatechange 

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro accused of allowing record assault on Amazon rainforest

Destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest speeds up for second straight month

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rises for second straight month

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The Amazon rainforest is now releasing more carbon pollution than it absorbs


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The Amazon rainforest has been burning for weeks at a record rate - adding to an already alarming level of deforestation. Read more here:

The Amazon Rainforest produces more than 20% of the world’s oxygen and its been burning for the past 3 weeks. It’s our responsibility to help to save our planet. #prayforamazonia 

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Just spoke with President@jairbolsonaro  of Brazil. Our future Trade prospects are very exciting and our relationship is strong, perhaps stronger than ever before. I told him if the United States can help with the Amazon Rainforest fires, we stand ready to assist!

The Amazon is reaching a dangerous tipping-point. Beyond this, the rainforest is unlikely to survive

This is worth repeating over and over: The most horrific thing Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has planned is privatization of the Amazon rainforest. With just 12yr remaining to remake the global economy and prevent catastrophic climate change, this is planetary suicide.

Environmental activists warn that if the Amazon reaches a point of no return, the rainforest could become a dry savannah, no longer habitable for much of its wildlife. If this happens, it could start emitting carbon -- the major driver of climate change.

The Amazon was in danger long before the fire that’s ravaged the rainforest for three weeks. Indigenous communities in Brazil have been struggling with illegal mining, logging, and the loss of protected status for indigenous lands.

“The Amazon region is burning!” The largest rainforest in the world, vital in the fight against global warming, home to one million indigenous people and millions of plants and animals This year it has seen “a record number of fires” (Inpe) THREAD⬇️

The Amazon is on fire! The story should top headlines. If we have any hope averting the worst of the climate crisis we need a healthy Amazon rainforest. But Brazil's right-wing President Bolsonaro encourages short-sighted exploitation at the expense of the health of the planet.

We should pay attention to this: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right authoritarian, is rapidly destroying the Amazon rainforest. He is a threat to working people, minorities, journalists, and a habitable planet. No wonder Trump loves him so much.