August 9, 2022

Deforestation In The Brazilian Amazon Reaches The Highest Level

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In that race against time that is the fight against climate change, for now the planet is losing. According to a new report published by Imazon, the Brazilian research institute in charge of documenting Amazon deforestation since 2008, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon between January and June of this year reached the highest level in the last decade .

During the first six months of 2021, the tropical forest lost 4,014 km², 55% more than in the same period of the previous year . In June alone, deforestation reached 926 km².

Between August 2020 and July 2021, the forest mass of the Amazon decreased by 10,476 square kilometers, an area equivalent to almost 7 cities like London and 13 times the size of the city of New York . In addition, the figure is 57% higher than the previous year and is the worst since 2012, according to The Guardian .

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has deployed thousands of soldiers in an attempt to fight, unsuccessfully given the numbers, illegal deforestation and fires that continually ravage the country.

Last April, Bolsonaro pledged to end illegal deforestation by 2030, in exchange for the international community to fund conservation initiatives. A promise very much in line with his management since he came to power in 2018.

During this time, the president of Brazil has focused on ending the country’s environmental protection system and undermining the rights of indigenous people to favor industries. that drive the destruction of the rainforest.

In that race against time that is the fight against climate change, for now the planet is losing. According to a new report published by Imazon, the Brazilian research institute in charge of documenting Amazon deforestation since 2008, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon between January and June of this year reached the highest level in the last decade .

During the first six months of 2021, the tropical forest lost 4,014 km², 55% more than in the same period of the previous year . In June alone, deforestation reached 926 km².

Between August 2020 and July 2021, the forest mass of the Amazon decreased by 10,476 square kilometers, an area equivalent to almost 7 cities like London and 13 times the size of the city of New York . In addition, the figure is 57% higher than the previous year and is the worst since 2012, according to The Guardian .

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has deployed thousands of soldiers in an attempt to fight, unsuccessfully given the numbers, illegal deforestation and fires that continually ravage the country.

Last April, Bolsonaro pledged to end illegal deforestation by 2030, in exchange for the international community to fund conservation initiatives. A promise very much in line with his management since he came to power in 2018.

During this time, the president of Brazil has focused on ending the country’s environmental protection system and undermining the rights of indigenous people to favor industries. that drive the destruction of the rainforest.

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