Does the United States destroy more forest than Brazil every year?



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    The U.S. does not destroy more forest than Brazil each year in a direct manner. Statistics from 2000 though 2005 reported by the FAO show that North America lost 215,200 hectares of forest each year making the U.S. the country with the seventh largest loss of forest annually. Brazil, on the other hand, loses nearly 3,500,000 hectares of forest per year which is the largest loss of forest per year in any country worldwide. However, the U.S. consumes a tremendous percentage of the world’s resources, many of which come from forest, primary forest, and rainforest. Brazil is rapidly chopping down the Amazon Rainforest but the U.S. is buying the products of their deforestation, and therefore is contributing to much of the deforestation occurring in other countries. 

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