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The waters of the Amazon River and its tributary, the Rio Negro, rose to unprecedented levels that had not occurred in more than a century, and the Amazon River flooded the Brazilian city of Manaus.


The "Russia Today" news network showed footage of the sinking of the city of Manaus in the waters of the Amazon and the people being trapped inside their homes, as well as some people moving through the streets using boats, and the city's facilities were disrupted due to the water that submerged Manaus.


 

Environmental experts stated that the high intensity of rain and the resulting floods in the region are related to global warming and human activity, and the change in the impact of the natural phenomenon called La Nina, which was followed by a rise in the water level of the Amazon River and its flooding of the Brazilian city of Manaus.



And about the environmental suffering due to the Amazon, researchers in the journal “Nature Climat Chang” concluded, in a dangerous scientific discovery, that the largest Amazon rainforest in the world is no longer able to help the planet absorb carbon emissions, not only that, but a report of the magazine revealed that, and on Over the past decade, the Amazon rainforest has been releasing 20% ​​more carbon dioxide than it can absorb.


According to estimates, from 2010 to 2019, the Amazon rainforest in Brazil released 6.16 billion tons of carbon dioxide, while reducing only 9.13 billion tons of emissions.


The study also revealed that deforestation, whether through fires or logging operations, increased about 4 times in 2019 compared to the previous two years, increasing from about one million hectares to 3.9 million hectares, an area the size of the Netherlands.


The study attributed the high rate of emissions to the deterioration of the state of forests, which in turn leads to three times more emissions than completely destroyed forests.

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