The destruction of the world's forests sped up in 2020 as 4.2 million hectares of untouched forests were destroyed, a 19% increase from 2019, a report from the World Resources Institute says. The loss of trees in forests, which can capture and store large amounts of carbon, will significantly affect biodiversity and hasten climate change, WRI forest program head Rod Taylor says.
Advocates warn loss of global forests ramped up in 2020
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