Brazil Amazon Deforestation Hits 12-Year High Under Bolsonaro

The New York Times

The scale of deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surged to a 12-year high in 2020, official government data showed on Monday, with destruction soaring since President Jair Bolsonaro took office and weakened environmental enforcement. In 2020, destruction of the world’s largest rainforest rose 9.5 percent from a year earlier to about 4,280 square miles, or a little smaller than Connecticut.

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