“At this rate, we will not be able to keep global warming below 1.5ºC, a target defined in the Paris agreement,” said Imazon, an environmental advocate.

Between August last year and July this year, the rainforest had lost 10,476 square kilometres (about 10.476 square miles), equal to around seven times the size of Greater London and 13 times the size of New York City, according to Imazon.

The two hottest months of the year have seen temperatures in the region triple above the global average, and equilibrate with rise in Arctic temperatures.

Amazon (company)

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational technology company which focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. (wikipedia)

2019 Amazon rainforest wildfires

The 2019 Amazon rainforest wildfires season saw a year-to-year surge in fires occurring in the Amazon rainforest and Amazon biome within Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, (wikipedia)

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Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest

The Amazon rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world, covering an area of 6,000,000 km2 . It represents over half of the planet’s rainforests, (wikipedia)