The Amazon Rainforest Fires Are Pumping the CO2 Trees Normally Absorb Out Into the Atmosphere

September 10th, 2019

by Aristos Georgiou

“Ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber from Ithaca College said that around half of the carbon dioxide that is pulled out of the atmosphere by the earth’s biosphere on land is sucked up by tropical forests. But in the face of deforestation, the Amazon, at least, may be losing this ability.” Dr. Steingraber spoke with Newsweek about the Amazon fires. Read the article