Despite climate crisis, Amazon deforestation rates keep rising
Brazil– Many climate experts and analysts have already stated time and again that this is a very crucial time for people to be climate cautious as with each passing day, things are getting serious at the other end.
World leaders are having meetings, conferences and events to discuss climate goals, benefit on a community level but some elements seem extremely neglectful of such practices. Brazil is one such nation. Jair Messias Bolsonaro, president of Brazil, has time and again stressed that he does not consider these climate changes to be of any relevance.
This thought process is impacting the oxygen heart of the world, the Amazon forest. Deforestation in Amazon’s rainforest has seen a rise of almost 22 percent from August 2020 to July 2021 compared with the same period the year before. This is deeply alarming not only for the communities living there but also for the generations to come.
On Thursday, the report that gave the data about the increase of the deforestation rates also claimed that it is the highest level of deforestation in 15 years. It has been found out that nearly 13,000 square kilometers (5,110 square miles) of forest will be lost in the 2020-21.
The fact that this is the third time that there has been an increase in the deforestation rates implies that the Brazilian government has taken no steps to prevent this disaster from happening.
Interestingly, it is also under Bolsonaro’s presidency that there has been an increase in the climatic activity from Brazil as before that, the nation is known to have specific consideration for community.
The opposition is also not coming across as a strong presence even though once in a while, they blame the centre for encouraging farming and mining activities. The government, however, stresses that it has been carrying out attempts to stop the crisis and combat illegal deforestation by deploying more troops on the ground.