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

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  • Wildfires have been blazing through the Amazon over the last few weeks, causing a loss equivalent to three football fields per minute, according to data from Brazilian satellites.
  • Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) reported an 80% increase in wildfires, with a total of 72,843 incidents this year.
  • Losing this much surface area from the Amazon could make the effects of climate change “irreversible.”
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The Amazon has been ravaged by man-made wildfires over the last few weeks, and it is losing the equivalent of three football fields per minute, according to <a target="_blank" read more >>>

Source : BusinessInsider.Com





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