The Amazon Forest is experiencing record-breaking forest fires this year. This year the rate at which fire is spreading is very high. Every year farmers deforest the land for cattle ranching. But this year the situation is very tense.
The fires reached at such an extent that it caused a blackout in the city of Sao Paulo, which is 3300 km away from the origin of fires.
In the middle of the day on Monday, the city of Sao Paulo was covered with a blanket of black smoke.
According to local media reports, these forest fires had been going on for several days. Josélia Pegorim, Climatempo meteorologist explained,
The smoke did not come from fires from the state of São Paulo, but from very dense and wide fires that have been going on for several days in Rondônia and Bolivia. The cold front changed the direction of the winds and transported this smoke to São Paulo.
NASA released images of the burning Amazon Forest captured by the satellites in the space.
People are blaming the President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, for his negligence regarding the deteriorating situation. Also, people believe that he also contributed to this situation of the forest by giving individual benefits to loggers, miners and farmers who helped get him elected.
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A reminder that the amazon forest has been on fire for 3 weeks now and because of the lack of media coverage people don’t know about it. This is one of most important ecosystems on earth. It literally provides 20% of the Oxygen to the entire WORLD . It’s absolutely crazy there has been no news coverage, only social media posts getting big. This is way more important than most of the BS they show on the news everyday. Hoping for Brazil and the Amazon rainforest to recover and be out out soon. 😢 🙏🏻 (Via @karolis on Twitter) • TAG or SEND to someone who has to see this
The negligence of media has taken this matter to twitter.#PrayForAmazonia is trending to bring this news into everyone’s notice.
Horrifying that the Amazon rainforest which produces 20% of the earths oxygen has been burning to the ground for the last 3 weeks!! Where the hell is the media coverage about all of this? Our earth is dying and nobody wants to do anything about it, fucking sad. #PrayforAmazonia pic.twitter.com/95RBssUiLN
— Nikhil Shahaney (@nikhilshahaney2) August 21, 2019
— ésh | #SaveSpiderman ✰ (@mollajoon) August 21, 2019
Just a reminder that the amazon rainforest has been ON FIRE. For 3 weeks with the media just barely covering it now . Think of all the wildlife and their homes that are being destroyed during this tragedy. #PrayForAmazonía pic.twitter.com/0hcYLz8HPa
— 𝙴𝚖𝚖.𝚡0𝚡 (@IgTears) August 21, 2019
— André Só (@AndreTheSolo) August 20, 2019