How Amazon deforestation could push the climate to a ‘tipping point’

The Amazon is the globe’s biggest rainforest and an important line of defense against environment change. It’s been continuously deforested given that the 1970s, with virtually 20 percent of its land area cleaned out. This year, pervasive woodland fires ruined vast areas of rainforest, as well as Brazil’s expanding agriculture is positioned to transform extra right into farmland. Amna Nawaz reports from Mato Grosso, Brazil.

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