HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » International » Latin America (Group) » Brazil's Space Agency Rep...

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 06:28 PM

Brazil's Space Agency Reports Soaring Rates Of Rainforest Destruction [View all]


By Peter Hecht
November 19, 2019

A report by Brazil's space agency, completed before a recent surge in fires, reveals a 30 percent 12-month spike in rainforest destruction.

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest spiked by 30 percent in a 12-month period ending in July, with destruction blamed on illegal logging, mining and deliberately set fires for land clearing. Those fires only increased in later summer months.

A study by Brazil's National Institute on Space Research revealed that the amount of rainforest toppled totaled nearly 3,800 square miles. To put that in perspective, that's 12 times the size of New York City and all of its boroughs. It's also the highest recorded rate of forest destruction in 11 years.

Climate scientists consider protecting Brazil's rainforest as critical to combating global warming. And Brazil's environmental minister is calling for new measures to sustain the forest and prevent its destruction.

More:
https://www.newsy.com/stories/report-rate-of-rainforest-clearing-is-booming-in-brazil/

5 replies, 242 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply Brazil's Space Agency Reports Soaring Rates Of Rainforest Destruction [View all]
Judi Lynn Nov 2019 OP
calimary Nov 2019 #1
Peregrine Took Nov 2019 #3
Peregrine Took Nov 2019 #2
Judi Lynn Nov 2019 #4
Judi Lynn Nov 2019 #5