The Amazon is losing about 3 football fields’ worth of rainforest per minute


  • Brazilian satellite data show that in the last few weeks, wildfires have broken through the Amazon, causing losses equal to three football fields per minute.
  • The Brazilian National Space Institute (INPE) reports that forest fires have increased by 80{7be40b84a6a43fc4fae13304fce9a2695859798abfc41afd127b9f8b21c5f9c5} and a total of 72,843 accidents have occurred this year.
  • Losing so much surface area in the Amazon can make the impact of climate change "irreversible".
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Amazon has been devastated by artificial forest fires over the past few weeks and has lost three football fields per minute, according to Brazilian satellite data.

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In July, the world's largest rainforest lost 519 square miles (1,345 square kilometers) of trees, setting new records for the most deforestation that Amazon experienced in a month. According to National Geographic, the Brazilian National Space Institute (INPE) said forest fires increased 80 percent and a total of 72,843 accidents occurred this year.See the rest of the story in the Business Insider.

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