The Amazon basin lost more than 2 million hectares of primary forest cover in 2020, according to a new satellite data analysis released today. The authors say this likely eclipses loss in 2019 when 1.7 million hectares was deforested – and is likely even a conservative estimate, meaning that the actual area of forest lost […]
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Without wanting to sound defeatists, but a lot of factors point to the likely result that the Amazon is doomed anyways. We will probably face a situation similar to how the Sahara was mostly a tropical rainforest before it reached a climate related tipping point.

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This is like smoking for the world’s lungs. Recovering after this will be hard, after some more reasonable president comes after Bolsonaro.

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