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Amazon Fire: Amazon is a rainforest present in Brazil and covers most of its northern part. It is the world largest tropical rain forest which marks its presence in other South American countries also like Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Guyana. Have thousands of rivers along with the Amazon River which is the largest river in the world in terms of having a volume of water. It has a wide range of flora and fauna and is the house of thousands of species which can be found nowhere in the world. According to scientific data, Amazon Forest provides 20% of fresh oxygen to the world. Spread across 5.5 million km² is 59 million-year-old forest.
Fire incidents: Every year fire occurs in Amazon for different reasons like lightning, dryness in summer and by locals to clear land for farming. But this year fire incidents have roused drastically. According to the data released by Brazil government 75000 fire incidents have taken place in last month’s only. On the other hand, it was around 40,000 in 2018 throughout the year. Now the fire has become so fierce that in every minute nearly football ground area burning.
"We're losing species we do not even know exist."
— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) August 23, 2019
Climate Issue: Moreover, the smoke that fire is producing is in very large amount and dense releasing carbon in the air enormously. At the time when whole humanity is facing climate change problem, this incident has sent SOS signal in the whole world. Everyone is showing concern and offering help. Around the world, people understand the seriousness of the problem. In between newly elected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has blamed NGOs. He blamed them on starting this fire to tarnish his government image. He also added that his government has not that much fund to control this fire.
Many people are sharing dead animal images on social media and asking for the support to save the lungs of the earth from this cancer.
Yesterday Brazil largest city turn dark in the middle of noontime
Fires are raging at a record rate in the Amazon rainforest and scientists warn it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change. https://t.co/vXaZL7M7yF pic.twitter.com/r4LXGActTG
— CNN (@CNN) August 22, 2019