In the Last Decade, The Amazon Has Lost Over 10 Million Football Fields of Forest

Amazon Deforestation

The Royal Statistical Society announced its winner on December 23rd for the statistic of the decade. The winning statistic is how the Amazon lost 8.4 million soccer fields. This is the equivalent of 10.3 million football fields in America.

Not a sports fan? Don’t worry, another way to put it is that the Amazon lost the equivalent of Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and New Jersy in the last 10 years.

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