by Albert Van Jaarsveld CEO International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

The Amazon is disappearing.

The Amazon rainforest, spanning 5.5 million square kilometers, is an area half the size of the US, and larger than the European Union. This vast expanse is home to the greatest variety of plant and animal species in the world – and plays a vital role in absorbing billions of tons of CO2  from our atmosphere every year. 


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