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Scientists are surprised that the ‘lungs of the earth’ are spreading carbon without absorbing it

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We all know that the carbon we constantly scatter in the environment absorbs carbon dioxide from the air to make its food. For this reason, environmentalists are very concerned about the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.

Their idea was that the world’s largest tropical forest environment plays an important role in the absorption of excess carbon dioxide. But a recent survey has disproved that notion. It has been found that the Amazon rainforest has absorbed and emitted at least 20 percent more carbon dioxide for two decades!

Scientists are surprised that the 'lungs of the earth' are spreading carbon without absorbing it
Scientists are surprised that the ‘lungs of the earth’ are spreading carbon without absorbing it

The data, obtained from a satellite at the University of Oklahoma, shocked a group of French scientists. A spokesman for the research team, Professor Jean-Pierre Winneren of the National Institute for Ergonomic Research, presented a statistic in this regard. Which was recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

There, he says, Amazon has emitted 16.6 billion tons of carbon dioxide in the last two decades, especially in the 2010-2019 period. In comparison, only 13.9 billion tons of carbon dioxide has been absorbed!

Seeing this, these scientists and environmentalists all over the world have become terrified. If this were the case in the world’s largest tropical forest, there would be no way to reduce global warming and carbon dioxide in the air.

But why is this? Scientists have found that the Amazon’s forest resources have been destroyed indiscriminately by arson and cutting. The amount of forest cleared is about the same as in the Netherlands.

How did the world’s largest tropical forest face such misery? Environmentalists say the Amazon rainforest has become even more desolate since Jair Bolsonaro took over as Brazil’s president on January 1, 2019. The Guardian

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