The Amazon Rainforest Has Been Devastated By Fire For Weeks, And The World Hardly Knows

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The hashtag #PrayForAmazonia has gone viral as social media users have attempted to draw the world’s attention to the Amazon rainforest, that’s been devastated for several weeks by fires so intense they can be seen from space.

The Amazon Rainforest Has Been Devastated By Fire For Weeks, And The World Hardly Knows

The hashtag #PrayForAmazonia has gone viral as social media users have attempted to draw the world’s attention to the Amazon rainforest, that’s been devastated for several weeks by fires so intense they can be seen from space.





As Euro News reported, it’s unclear whether the fires were caused by agricultural activity or deforestation. They’ve both accelerated rapidly under Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, that made opening the Amazon to corporate exploitation a key plank of his election campaign.



People on Twitter have slammed the media for paying too little attention to the Amazon blazes, especially given the essential role the rainforest has in absorbing planet-warming carbon dioxide—a capacity which earned it the nickname “the lung of the Earth.”



According to The Mind Unleashed, satellite data collected by the Brazilian government’s National Space Research Institute (INPE) published in June 2019 indicate that deforestation has risen dramatically under Bolsonaro, and dismiss the allegations that the research as “a lie” and fired INPE director Ricardo Galvão for defending the data.




The Amazon Rainforest Has Been Devastated By Fire For Weeks, And The World Hardly Knows

The Amazon Rainforest Has Been Devastated By Fire For Weeks, And The World Hardly Knows

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The Amazon Rainforest Has Been Devastated By Fire For Weeks, And The World Hardly Knows

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The fires are now so intense that smoke from the blaze darkens the afternoon sky in São Paulo, Brazil’s most populous city.


The Amazon Rainforest Has Been Devastated By Fire For Weeks, And The World Hardly Knows

NASA image, August 11, 2019


The Amazon Rainforest Has Been Devastated By Fire For Weeks, And The World Hardly Knows

NASA image, August 13, 2019




The Amazon Rainforest Has Been Devastated By Fire For Weeks, And The World Hardly Knows

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The Amazon Rainforest Has Been Devastated By Fire For Weeks, And The World Hardly Knows

The Amazon Rainforest Has Been Devastated By Fire For Weeks, And The World Hardly Knows

The Amazon Rainforest Has Been Devastated By Fire For Weeks, And The World Hardly Knows

The Amazon Rainforest Has Been Devastated By Fire For Weeks, And The World Hardly Knows

Reuters


The advocacy group Amazon Watch has called Bolsonaro regime’s attacks on the world’s largest rainforest, “an international tragedy.”



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