The Amazon rainforest is emitting more carbon dioxide than it is able to absorb, a new study has found. The vast rainforest had previously been a carbon sink, absorbing the emissions driving the climate crisis. However, it is now causing its acceleration, emitting a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. The majority of the emissions are caused by fires, many deliberately set to clear land for beef production.
(study published in the journal Nature, July 2021)
My comment: Directly the fault of a reckless and greedy right-wing Brazilian government. And they are getting away with it! Or, got be exact, a cabal of rich, well- connected individuals isgetting away with it.