Deforestations & the Amazon Rainforest Fire

Forests cover 31% of our planet and deforestation is one of the biggest threats to our climate worldwide. 


Deforestation occurs when forests are converted to non-forest uses, such as agriculture and road construction. According to satellite data, tropical forests are being destroyed at a rate of about 8 million hectares (31,000 square miles) a year — an area equivalent in size to the state of South Carolina or the Czech Republic.

Over half of the tropical forests worldwide have been destroyed since the 1960s, and...