Saturday, December 03, 2016

Amazon Deforestation 'Consistent Chain of Events' Caused by Economic Crisis

Between August 2015 and July 2016, the world witnessed the deforestation of 7,989 square kilometers of the Amazon rainforest , Sputnik Brazil reported referring to the findings by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research.

The Brazilian National Institute for Space Research has released data showing that 7,989 square kilometers of the Amazon rainforest was destroyed between August 2015 and July 2016, according to Sputnik Brazil.

The area of deforestation mentioned by the findings is tantamount to the aggregate area of five major cities the size of Sao Paulo, which has population of more than eleven million people.

In an interview with Sputnik Brazil, Fabiano Lopez Silva, head of the Brazilian non-governmental organization Amazonian Victory Foundation, said that at least two major factors had an impact on the Amazon rainforest's deforestation.........Read more:

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