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Deforestation in the Amazon Increases Local Heat by Up to 4°C, a study by scientists reveals.

The global climate crisis is one of the reasons why the Amazon is getting hotter; however, a significant portion of the warming in the region is of local and regional origin, linked to the deforestation of the biome. A study conducted by Brazilian and British researchers is the first to quantify the different contributions to this effect.
According to the analysis published in the scientific journal PNAS, the increase in temperature in heavily deforested areas of the Amazon basin may have been up to 14 times higher than what would have occurred if the forest had not been cleared.
This corresponds to temperatures 4°C higher.
The study is authored by Edward Butt from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom and Francisco Silva Bezerra from the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) in Brazil, among other researchers.
They used satellite data to estimate land surface temperatures from 2001 to 2020, covering a significant portion of the periods of major deforestation in the biome.

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  • George Kariuki

    31 w

    Addressing deforestation in the Amazon is crucial not only for local communities and biodiversity but for the entire planet's climate stability.

    • Rashid Kamau

      31 w

      Deforestation should be activities of the past, We should instead embrace afforestation.

      • We Don't Have Time

        32 w

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        • Abraham Jok Atem

          32 w

          Deforestation is harmful not only to Amazon but to our environment.

          • rosebellendiritu

            32 w

            I think Lula has been working tirelessly to restore the Amazon but I think the damage has been big that it's not easy to restore in a short time,but in his ruling he has done significant work in making sure the Amazon is protected and restored.

            • Lucinda Ramsay

              32 w

              Most of the forest is being cut to plant soy as food for beef industry.

              • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                32 w

                The revelation that deforestation in the Amazon can increase local temperatures by up to 4°C is deeply concerning. This study by Brazilian and British researchers highlights the significant role of local and regional factors in contributing to Amazon's warming, in addition to the global climate crisis. The findings quantifying the impact of deforestation on temperature increase, up to 14 times higher in heavily cleared areas, underscores the urgency of preserving the Amazon rainforest. This research serves as a stark reminder of the critical connection between deforestation, climate change, and the need for sustainable environmental policies.

                • Sarah Chabane

                  32 w

                  It's obviously not good, but also not Lula's fault, deforestation has decreased under his presidency. Maybe it would be better to send a warning to companies destroying the Amazon instead

                  • Faith Nyawich

                    32 w

                    This is so heartbreaking 💔 Trees and forests have so much importance in the environment

                    • Rotich Kim

                      32 w

                      It so sad people cutting down trees without considering advance effect to our environment more so the beautiful nature and it's fresh air .the government should provide solution to protect Amazon forest

                      • Elizabeth Gathigia

                        32 w

                        It's heartbreaking, destruction of Amazon forest can lead to significant loss of species. Deforestation has to be stopped

                        • CHRIS NGATIA

                          32 w

                          This is sad ... Why isn't the government doing something ... Also don't people know the importance of these forests that they are cutting down ??

                          • Ingmar Rentzhog

                            32 w

                            @chris_ngatia Luca is doing a lot to restore what Bolsonaro destroyed

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