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UN: Deforestation makes world hotter, hungrier

4 years 4 months 1 hour ago Thursday, August 08 2019 Aug 8, 2019 August 08, 2019 4:49 AM August 08, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new United Nations science report on climate change says cutting down trees is making the world hotter and hungrier.

Although the report doesn't pinpoint any country, scientists, when asked, pointed a finger at Brazil's recent stepped-up deforestation of the Amazon.

Hans-Otto Portner, a panel leader from Germany, said: "It contradicts all the messages that are coming out of the report."

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