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Nine million Amazon trees felled in first six days of COP-26

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A forest monitor presented to COP26 shows that 9 million trees have been felled since the beginning of the summit. Deforestation interferes with the pattern of rainfall and increaes emissions of greenhouse gases.

From 31 October to 5 november, in the first six days of the 26th UN Conference on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, more than 9 million trees were felled in the Brazilian Amazon.

MapBiomas com base na média do desmatamento diário detectado pelo DETER/INPE em 2021.

The total number of trees felled to date is more than 470 million since 1 January 2021. The average over the 11 months of this year show that 1,539,970 trees were felled every day (1,059 trees per minute, or 17 trees per second).

The live-feed monitor can be viewed here.

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