Mother Nature is weeping, no one seems to hear the cry. Fire rages across the Amazon forest covering almost 20% of its land up to now, scientist’s declares that if the forest destruction is increased by another 5% it will result in devastating climate changes and much more unfortunate outcomes, climate scientist also declare that the fires during this time of the year is far beyond norms. The fire is spreading at a rapid rate according to Brazil’s research center meanwhile hierarchy seems to be quiet. However, these catastrophic events seem to be a result of a conspiracy.
Environmentalists have also put the blame on President Jair Bolsonaro, saying his policies have only threatened the forest more.
Bolsonaro has suggested that the data showing the increase in wildfires isn’t accurate he is even going as far as to blame NGOs without evidence for starting fires. He said his government is working to control the fires, but it’s not clear what measures the administration is taking.
The scale of the Siberian wildfires is underlined by this animation of the huge area of the smoke cloud: more than 5 million km².
For comparison, the EU is about 4.5 million km² and the contiguous US about 8.1 million km².
(Via @anttilip of @IlmaTiede)pic.twitter.com/RDhntqaDEO
— WMO | OMM (@WMO) August 12, 2019
The hashtag #PrayForAmazonia has gone viral as social media users have attempted to draw the world’s attention to the Amazon rainforest, that’s been devastated for several weeks by fires so intense they can be seen from space.
São Paulo, 3:30 PM #gothamcity pic.twitter.com/KyR1YOGg8q
— Leandro Mota (@leandromota_) August 19, 2019
The European Union’s satellite program, Copernicus, released a map showing smoke from the fires spreading all along Brazil to the east Atlantic coast.
Pontualmente 4h da noite em SP pic.twitter.com/07ZJdUeOM6
— Gianvitor Dias (@Gianvitor) August 19, 2019
The Amazon rainforest has been “fire-resistant” for much of its history because of its natural environment, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, but can go through hot spells.
?Just a little alert to the world: the sky randomly turned dark today in São Paulo, and meteorologists believe it’s smoke from the fires burning *thousands* of kilometers away, in Rondônia or Paraguay. Imagine how much has to be burning to create that much smoke(!). SOS? pic.twitter.com/P1DrCzQO6x
— Shannon Sims (@shannongsims) August 20, 2019
Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay are currently burning a vast area of the Amazon. The smoke is so strong that you can even see it from outer space. Another catastrophe that has received too little attention so far.