Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surged to a 12-year high in 2020, official government data showed on Monday, with destruction soaring since President Jair Bolsonaro took office and weakened environmental enforcement. Al Jazeera reports that in 2020, destruction of the world’s largest rainforest rose 9.5 percent from a year earlier to 11,088sq km, seven times the size of London. That means Brazil will miss its own target, established under a 2009 climate change law, for reducing deforestation to roughly 3,900sq km. The consequences for missing the target are not laid out in the law but could leave the government open to lawsuits.