With temperatures soaring to more than 100 degrees Celsius (180 degrees Fahrenheit), Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has been devastated by decades of forest fires and drought.
But a new study has revealed that a large swath of this forest has been transformed by fire, and that deforestation is only accelerating as climate change worsens.
The study by researchers at the University of São Paulo (UPA) and Brazil’s National Institute of Environment and the Environment (INCE) found that a portion of the Amazon is currently under intensive forest clearing, with the deforestation rate up to 20% per decade, according to the report published in the journal Nature Communications.
The study, titled “A new forest-fire regime that causes a huge increase in forest degradation,” was conducted by Brazilian scientists and researchers at INCE, the Brazilian Institute of Tropical Ecology and Forest Science, the National Institute for Agricultural Research, and the Brazilian Ministry of Environment.
“The new paper clearly shows that, in general, the rate of forest degradation has been increasing as climate changes,” study co-author Paulo Silva told CNN.
“In general, we can see that in Brazil, we have already seen an increase of deforestation in the last 30 years.
We have had deforestation in some areas where there was already an area that had already been cleared, but it has been a lot more intensive in other areas.”
In Brazil, the Amazon has been the target of some of the worst forest fires in history, with some states accounting for nearly half of all Amazon fires in recent decades.
The fires have been linked to climate change, with many scientists claiming that the increased carbon dioxide emissions are driving the fires.
“We were surprised to see that, when we had this kind of climate change scenario, there was actually a substantial increase in the rate that deforestation has been occurring,” said INCE’s co-director Eduardo Carvalho, who conducted the study alongside researchers from Brazil’s Federal University of Minas Gerais, the Federal University for Science in the Brazilian Amazon, and Instituto Tecnológico de Andalucia.
“The reason that we saw this is that the climate change is affecting forest growth and it’s increasing the rate at which forest degradation is happening.”
While the study shows deforestation rates have been increasing at an alarming rate, it also found that there is a link between climate change and the destruction of the forest.
“It is important to point out that the study does not suggest that the increase in deforestation is due to climate warming alone, but also that climate change itself has an effect on the rate,” Carvalhi told CNN in an email.
“It’s clear that, overall, climate change has caused the rate to increase in recent years.”
However, the fact that the forest is changing because of a warming planet does not mean that this change is a good thing for the Amazon or the rainforest,” Carvillo added.””
Thus, these changes are being exacerbated by a warming climate, and this is the reason that this deforestation is happening.”
However, the fact that the forest is changing because of a warming planet does not mean that this change is a good thing for the Amazon or the rainforest,” Carvillo added.”
When we talk about climate change effects on the Amazon, we need to look more at the consequences of climate-change changes.
These changes have a lot of consequences, but we should also consider the long-term impacts on the forest, and, in particular, its biodiversity, which is at risk,” he added.
The Amazon rainforests are located in the southern part of the Brazilian state of Pará and cover about 80% of the country.
According to the UPA’s latest report, the region has already lost almost 90% of its rainforest since 1970.
The Brazilian government has made tackling deforestation a priority, with President Dilma Rousseff recently signing a series of laws aimed at reducing the destruction and destruction of rainforesters.
Brazil has made major deforestation cuts in recent times, with environmental groups blaming Brazil’s environmental policies for the devastating deforestation.
According to the INCE study, Brazil’s current deforestation rate is nearly double the rate seen before deforestation began in the 1990s.”
The Brazilian Amazon’s rainforest cover is estimated to be approximately 3,000 square kilometers (1,000 sq miles). “
We also know that deforestation rates in the Amazon are very high and are continuing to increase.”
The Brazilian Amazon’s rainforest cover is estimated to be approximately 3,000 square kilometers (1,000 sq miles).
This area has been classified as “forest loss” by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).