Brazil is promising at the COP26 climate summit to end the severe deforestation going on in the Amazon forest.
According to a report got from a space research agency in Brazil, the deforestation of the Amazon forest has heightened by twenty-two per cent in a year.
The severe felling of trees to make way for farming and mining has been extreme in the last 15 years according to data.
Data compiled recent showed that in only the space of one year 13, 235 square kilometres of land was taken, and this is estimated as the largest land taken since 2006.
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According to BBC News forest has served as one of the largest areas that have helped in collecting carbon in the atmosphere hence making global warming less of a threat to earth’s inhabitants.
The environment minister of Brazil affirms that the data so far on deforestation shows how action needs to be taken by all means to prevent the use of land for any other thing.
The act of deforestation has tremendously risen under President Bolsonaro’s administration.
The president once conflicted with the space research agency for disclosing data on its severity, especially with the claim that this would soil the name of Brazil.
However, in the COP26 summit, Brazil is one of the nations that has signed the deal to completely end deforestation.
This allegiance goes with about 14 billion pounds that will be used to revive the situation in most countries that are still developing.
President Bolsonaro claims the data collated on deforestation in Brazil is wrong while stating with no proof that about 90% of Brazil’s forest is safe.
He further stated that his delegates are attending the COP26 summit mainly to prove that this conceived data from the space research agency was not justified.
He pledges that instead of the year 2030 mark for the complete end of deforestation, he would be looking forward to 2028. However, people are finding it difficult to take his words for it.