Humans have ‘destroyed or degraded’ two-thirds of the world’s original tropical rainforests : worldnews

March 9, 2021 0 By boss

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Humans have degraded or destroyed roughly two-thirds of the world’s original tropical rainforest cover, new data reveals, raising alarm that a key natural buffer against climate change is quickly vanishing.

s. As more rainforest is destroyed, there is more potential for climate change, which in turn makes it more difficult for remaining forests to survive, said the report’s author Anders Krogh, a tropical forest researcher.

“Brazil has the biggest chunk of tropical forest in the world and is also losing the most.”


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