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 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.
Destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest speeds up for second straight month
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rises for second straight month
The Amazon rainforest has been burning for weeks at a record rate - adding to an already alarming level of deforestation. Read more here:
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⬇️