A dangerous science discovery, the Amazon forest is dying and threatening the world

May 01, 2021
Earth's lung has become a major source of carbon dioxide emissions instead of absorbing it, which will exacerbate the climate change crisis. Earth's lung has become a major source of carbon dioxide emissions instead of absorbing it, which will exacerbate the climate change crisis.

Vision, United Arab Emirates: - The Amazon forests in Brazil can no longer help the planet in absorbing carbon emissions, and it is now emitting twenty percent more carbon dioxide than it can absorb.

According to estimates, from 2010 through 2019, the Amazon forests released 6.16 billion tons of carbon dioxide, while they only reduced 9.13 billion tons of emissions.

The study, published in the journal Nature Climat Chang, revealed that deforestation, whether through fire or logging, increased four times in 2019 compared to the previous two years, increasing from about one million hectares to 3.9 million hectares, an area equivalent to the size of a country. Holland.

The study attributed the high percentage of emissions to the deterioration of forests, which in turn lead to three times more emissions than completely destroyed forests.

Researchers confirmed that Brazil witnessed a sharp decline in the application of environmental protection policies, after the change of government under President Jair Bolsonaro.

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