Latest deforestation data in Brazil show significant surge
11 Août, 2019, 02:55 | Auteur: Therese Cote
Germany said Saturday it would suspend Brazilian aid aimed at helping protect the Amazon forest in light of data that showed deforestation had surged since President Jair Bolsonaro took office.
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Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest increased by 278% in July 2019 compared with July 2018, resulting in the destruction of 870 square miles (2,253 square kilometers) of vegetation, new satellite data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE) show.
This is the biggest surge in deforestation rates since the institute adopted its current methodology in 2014.
The Amazon is vital to the exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere - a check on global warming.
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Brazil's government does not expect an worldwide boycott of Brazilian products due to increasing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest basin, presidential spokesman General Otavio Rego Barros said on Wednesday.
Bolsonaro (L) and his environment minister, Ricardo Salles, have focused energy in 2019 on weakening Brazilian environmental legislation. Bolsonaro also said he was working on a proposal to regularize illegal mining in protected areas.
During a recent public appearance, Bolsonaro joked that if the "absurd" deforestation numbers were true, "then I am Captain Chainsaw!"
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