20 September 2019

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.

Amazon Rainforest

NASA

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.

 
 
 
 
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3. Sao Paulo plunged into darkness as devastating blaze blocks out sun.

Amazon Rainforest

Euronews

4. Sao Paulo at 3PM 

Amazon Rainforest

@shannongsims/Twitter

5. Sao Paulo residents collected rain when the sky turned dark because of massive wildfire on amazon.

Amazon Rainforest

Leandro Matozo/GloboNews

6. Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year.

Amazon fires

@deric_tv/Twitter

7. INPE said satellite images spotted 9,507 new forest fires in the country, mostly in the Amazon basin.

Amazon fires

Reuters

8. World’s largest tropical forest is seen as vital to countering global warming.

Amazon fires

Reuters

9. State of Amazonas declared an emergency in its capital Manaus on Aug. 9. 

 

Amazon fires

Reuters

10. Wildfires are common in the dry season, but are also deliberately set by farmers illegally deforesting land for cattle ranching.

Amazon fires

Twitter

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.

Amazon fires

Reuters

12. Smoke from the Amazon fire blocked out the sun. The planets lung has been burning for 3 weeks.

 

 

Amazon fires

Twitter/@ch1minssi

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. 

Amazon fires

Reuters

14. The Amazon Rainforest is home to over 2,000 species of animals. But they are endangered due to climate change and deforestation.

Amazon fires

@gowithdennis/Twitter

15. The Amazon rainforest plays a vital role in regulating the Earth’s climate.

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16. Amazon rainforest produces 20% of the world's oxygen.

 

Amazon fires

Reuters

17. Due to wildfire in amazon, half of Brazil has being covered by smoke.

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