The rate of destruction of the Amazon rainforest, known as the 'lungs of the Earth', is faster than it was six months ago.

According to the Amazon Human and Environment Institute (Imazon) in Brazil, which investigates the destruction of the Amazon rainforest on the 21st (local time), the area of ​​destruction of the Amazon rainforest last month was found to be 1,224 km2.

This is 422 times the area of ​​Yeouido in Seoul, which is similar to the area of ​​Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second largest city.

That means rainforest the size of 4,000 football pitches disappeared in one day.

The institute pointed out that "the rate of destruction of the Amazon rainforest has been accelerating since March," and said that the area destroyed last month was the largest in September since 2012 since 2012.

Earlier, the Brazilian news portal UOL cited data from the Brazilian National Institute of Space Research (INPE) and the international environmental group Greenpeace, and in the two years and nine months of the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro so far, the area of ​​destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil was 74 more than in the previous period. % increase was reported.

During this period, the area of ​​rainforest destruction was found to be 24,100 square kilometers, equivalent to 3.3 million soccer stadiums.

Since then, an organization called All Rise, which includes ecologists, scientists and lawyers, has recently filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) against President Bolsonaro for responsibility for the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

The group alleges that President Bolsonaro is committing crimes against humanity while continuing to neglect or encourage the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

(Photo=provided by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama), Yonhap News)

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