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People cut down trees for cattle ranching. This puts 340 million tons of carbon into the air.
May through September is dry season for the amazon. People use the land after the trees are burned down for cattle ranching and to farm soybeans.
People also use a lot of the amazon as crops. They plant things like cotton, palm oil, sugar canes, and rice. Brazil has the most crop area (67%).
Brazil has the most herds of cattle. They have 88% of the cattle. Then followed by Peru and Bolivia.
Soybeans are planted the most. They put soybeans in vegetable oil, so demand for them is high. It's guessed that the demand for soybeans will only increase.
People chop down trees to build neighborhoods. The are building neighborhoods because the population is growing so fast.
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