A new report has revealed how much grassland that has been planted in the South American country has been destroyed by climate change.
The report, which was released by a Brazilian research group, said that more than half of the country’s grasslands have been destroyed since 1900.
The findings have been supported by Brazilian researchers who said they had recorded an increase in fires in the region over the past decade.
This has coincided with the country moving towards a carbon dioxide-emitting power plant.
In fact, the report said, the increase in fire activity in the Brazilian Amazon has increased the risk of forest fires in this area, which is where the vast majority of the rainforest is located.
The study said that the loss of the Brazilian grasslands is an irreversible consequence of climate change, and it was likely that this would continue as a result of the rapid pace of deforestation.
Professor Paulo Ferreira, who led the study, said the loss could be catastrophic for local communities.
He said: ”The Brazilian Amazon is experiencing a global phenomenon where deforestation is accelerating.
The loss of tropical rainforests, which supports biodiversity, and the consequent loss of biodiversity due to climate change are irreversible consequences.”
It is important to realise that the climate change phenomenon has not only affected the Amazon, but is also affecting many other areas, including the Amazon basin itself.