What if your area had the same deforestation rate as the Amazon Forest?
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This is a data visualization project based on the latest announced deforestation rate on the Brazilian Amazon Forest. The intention is to bring that rate closer to us by comparing it to our own cities and neighborhoods.
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The latest announcement from INPE maps 2,254.8 km2 of deforested land in the month of July 2019. We are currently using that data point for our calculations.
If you have any comment, feedback, or question, you can contact the team behind this map at stop@amazondeforestation.io
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If this place was the Amazon forest.
This is how fast it would be destroyed.
Deforestation in the Amazon has increased 278% compared to last year.
In July 2019, 2,254.8 square kilometres were deforested, compared to 596.6 square kilometres in the same month last year.

This might be the beginning of an explosive increase of the Amazon’s deforestation.
Specialists have predicted that things will get much worse, after declarations from Brazil’s president scorning conservation and indigenous rights.

When the new data came out, the Brazilian government fired the head of the research institute that published it.
The environmental minister of Brazil has declared that he will be looking for a private company to gather data for comparison.

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