Statistic of the decade: Amazon has lost 8.4m football pitches of rainforest

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Fires are often started in the Amazon by ranchers to clear rainforest land for cattle rearing | Credit: luoman
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Fires are often started in the Amazon by ranchers to clear rainforest land for cattle rearing | Credit: luoman

Royal Statistical Society names its stats of the decade which highlight Amazon rainforest loss, air pollution deaths and rise of SUVs

Devastating Amazon rainforest loss, the deadly threat posed by chronic air pollution and a huge increase in gas-guzzling SUVs on the world's roads have all been highlighted as the most stand-out stats...

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