Number of the week

Amazon deforestation could leave 11 million Brazilians living in extreme heat

Some 11 million Brazilians could be living in conditions of extreme heat by the end of the century, as a result of Amazon deforestation and climate change

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Demonstration in Rio: “There is no Planet B.” Photo: Rodrigo Jordão/Shutterstock

Welcome to the “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps understand what’s going on in Brazil. This week, climate change and Amazon deforestation could leave 11 million Brazilians living in extreme heat conditions by the end of the century. 

11 mn
set to live under extreme heat due to climate change

In the lead-up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), to be held next month in Glasgow, Brazilian researchers focused on the relationship between global warming and Amazon deforestation in an article published this Friday in scientific journal...

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