The Amazon Rainforest has been on fire and it’s causing worldwide buzz.
Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn that it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change.
The #AmazonRainforest is on fire! The Amazon makes up for 20% of the world's oxygen and 30% of species. Where is our governments when something like this happens? Please RT if you care about our Earth! pic.twitter.com/HFYW06Fy6t
— 日本 (@AestheticsJapan) August 21, 2019
The fires are burning at the highest rate since the country’s space research center, the National Institute for Space Research (known by the abbreviation INPE), began tracking them in 2013, the center said Tuesday.
There have been 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, with more than half in the Amazon region, INPE said. That’s more than an 80% increase compared with the same period last year.
— WWF UK (@wwf_uk) August 21, 2019