© Petra Wiesmayer

The forests around the globe are dwindling. One of the main reasons for this is forest clearance – and things are not getting any better. Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, has just fired Ricardo Galvão, head of the Institute for Space Research after he reported massive clearance of the rainforest which can be seen on satellite pictures. In June of this year, 920 square kilometers of Amazon rainforest were lost, 88 percent more than in June 2018. According to Galvão, 212 percent more trees were felled in July 2019 than in July 2018.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.