Carbon Emissions from Amazon Fires Pale in Comparison to Burning of our Fossil Forests

September 11, 2019

By Frank Mitloehner

While the world is focusing on the burning of the immense above-ground Amazon forest, no one is mourning the loss of the (fossilized) forests that lie below the surface of the earth. The ones we are churning through at an unprecedented rate are our ancient forests, commonly referred to as “fossil fuels” with enormous impact on greenhouse gas emissions.