Amazon - The Fire In World's Largest Rainforest Is So Huge That It's Visible From Space
KONFRONTASI - The Amazon rainforest, covering much of northwestern Brazil and extending into Colombia, Peru, and other South American countries, is the world's largest tropical rainforest, famed for its biodiversity. Amazon rainforest produces 20% of the world's oxygen, and they are decaying day by day due to climate change and deforestation.
Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research center INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organisations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media.
These images show how wildfire burning the world's largest tropical rainforest, which produces 20% of the world's oxygen.
1. Today satellite image of amazon rainforest wildfire.
2. Smoke can be seen from Space
NASA’s Aqua satellite captured these images of fires burning in the states of Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, and Mato Grosso on August 11 and August 13, 2019.
3. Sao Paulo plunged into darkness as devastating blaze blocks out sun.
4. Sao Paulo at 3PM
5. Sao Paulo residents collected rain when the sky turned dark because of massive wildfire on amazon.
6. Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year.
7. INPE said satellite images spotted 9,507 new forest fires in the country, mostly in the Amazon basin.
8. World’s largest tropical forest is seen as vital to countering global warming.
9. State of Amazonas declared an emergency in its capital Manaus on Aug. 9.
10. Wildfires are common in the dry season, but are also deliberately set by farmers illegally deforesting land for cattle ranching.
11. World’s largest tropical rainforest
Brazil is home to 60% of the Amazon, which is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and is seen as vital to the global fight against climate change.
12. Smoke from the Amazon fire blocked out the sun. The planets lung has been burning for 3 weeks.
13. Huge Deforestation in Amazon
Deforestation in Brazil’s area of the Amazon rainforest rose more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month of rising forest destruction. The image below shows the extent of this destruction.
14. The Amazon Rainforest is home to over 2,000 species of animals. But they are endangered due to climate change and deforestation.
15. The Amazon rainforest plays a vital role in regulating the Earth’s climate.
16. Amazon rainforest produces 20% of the world's oxygen.
17. Due to wildfire in amazon, half of Brazil has being covered by smoke.
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