Amazon deforestation in Brazil hits 11-year high, data shows

Amazon deforestation in Brazil hits 11-year high, data shows

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has surged to its highest rate in more than a decade, according to new data from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research. Deforestation between August 2018 and July 2019 reached 9,762 square kilometres, a 30 per cent increase over the previous year and the most since 2008. The annual data confirms earlier reports that deforestation was on the rise.

Rational ific
Rational ific 3 months

People don't seem to care that the Amazon has thousands of species and took millions of years to make into what it is. Then, give humans 100 more years, and all of that except for a few remnants will be gone. The contiguous forests of South America are already halfway gone... yet and forests are even less intact elsewhere.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 3 months

This is leaving out half the information. How while yes the deforestation is up since 2008, it's still low compared to the 90s. Overall the deforestation is way down.

Ryan M
Ryan M 3 months

Every decade has a highest level and a lowest level of whatever measurement. Do you think we will ever see a report that says "Amazon deforestation at lowest rate in a decade?" A cursory glance at the long term picture reveals that the Amazon is not disappearing at an accelerated rate.

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