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.
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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.