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The Amazon rainforest is losing 200,000 acres a day. Soon it will be too late

Since 1988, humans have destroyed an area of rainforest roughly the size of Texas and New Mexico combined ‘The Amazon – historically a great carbon absorber – now releases more carbon than it stores, which adds to, rather helps to reduce, our global climate crisis.’ Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images Shortly before his 44th birthday, in December 1988, the Brazilian rubber tapper and environmental activist Chico Mendes predicted he would not live until Christmas. “At first,” he said, “I t

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