Amazon deforestation accelerating to unrecoverable ‘tipping point’

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Data confirms fears that Jair Bolsonaro’s policy encourages illegal logging in Brazil

Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has surged above three football fields a minute, according to the latest government data, pushing the world’s biggest rainforest closer to a tipping point beyond which it cannot recover.

The sharp rise – following year-on-year increases in May and June – confirms fears that president Jair Bolsonaro has given a green light to illegal land invasion, logging and burning.

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