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Brazil’s #AmazonForests are burning at an unprecedented rate this year.…

(📸: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS)) Image
➡️n 2020 itself, about 516 major forest fires have been detected across 9,12,863 acres of land between May 28 and August 25—the burnt land roughly equivalent to about 6.5 times the area of Mumbai city.
➡️According to the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) satellite data analysis, nearly half of these forest fires...
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Daily #AmazonFires monitoring since 1 July in #CopernicusAtmosphere GFAS #opendata… vs. 2003-2019. Amazonia Legal fairly average but Amazonas & Mato Grosso do Sul experiencing earlier & significantly higher activity compared with Mato Grosso & other states ImageImageImage
Global Fire Assimilation System (GFAS) data from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service

Latest maps of Fire Radiative Power for S America➡️…
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Die Erde brennt und wir brennen mit ihr. Warum 2019 für unsere Erde kein gutes Jahr war - und damit auch nicht für uns. Ein Thread [0/10]

#worstof2019: Ein etwas anderer Jahresrückblick

Unten: NASA Fire Map Stand 31.21.19
Die Erde brennt 1/10
Mit dem Amazonas, der "grünen Lunge der Erde", brennen seit August die Regenwälder Brasiliens, Boliviens, Kolumbiens, Paraguays und Perus. 2019 zerstören Rodungen außerdem 9.762 km2 Amazonaswald. #AmazonFires

#worstof2019: Ein etwas anderer Jahresrückblick
Die Erde brennt 2/10
Buschbrände in Australien bedrohen Mensch und Tier. Besonders die ohnehin schon gefährdeten Koalas leiden unter den Feuern - "dank" ihrer Überlebensstrategie, höher in die Bäume zu flüchten. #AustralianFires

#worstof2019: Ein etwas anderer Jahresrückblick
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#FakeNews and #AmazonFires: how Brazil’s war on its own environmental defenders risks destabilizing a continent.
A thread.
@domphillips @SamCowie84 @tomphillipsin @natalieben @GeorgeMonbiot As someone who has been working in Amazonian conservation for 16 years, the events of the last three have come as an unexpected shock, culminating in all-out war on the environment over the summer 2/28
@domphillips @SamCowie84 @tomphillipsin @natalieben @GeorgeMonbiot This rush to dismantle all the environmental and social progress of the last two decades leaves all of Amazonian researchers nauseous and we have tried to put the record straight at every turn… 3/28
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2. The Amazon the largest lung in our world is on fire😭.
It's time for humanity to stop & think seriously about what it is doing🤨.
Is this our legacy for future generations😠?
Is money more important than conserving nature😡?
🗣️We need the forests to survive.
🗣️Protect nature!
1.The Amazon the largest lung in our world is on fire😭.
It's time for humanity to stop & think seriously about what it is doing🤨.
Is this our legacy for future generations😠?
Is money+important than conserving nature😡?
🗣️We need the forests to survive.…
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1/ Kicking off our inimitable #G7Biarritz photo tour: Macron's "kill 'em w kindness" thumbs up, one of many, defined the Trump pacification exercise. And it worked like a charm. Said POTUS: “There was great unity…tremendous unity. Nobody wanted to leave.”📷Philippe Wojazer
2/ The #G7Biarritz containment effort started off with Macron commanding/commandeering Trump’s attention during a 5-minute televised encounter at Saturday lunch. This was about the only scene that circulated at the outset. (@andyharnik @AP_Images)
3/ This birds-eye view, distributed by the @G7, projecting a fantasy of, well, égalité and fraternité. Junking a final communique on day 1, the pic is an impersonal give away. The accomplishment of the 3 days is that we sat at the same table. #G7Biarritz
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"I feel grateful that he feels we should take care of the forest and the nature of the Amazon."

This Brazilian indigenous Kayapo leader is thanking France's President Macron for putting the #AmazonFires front and center of the #G7Summit
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has enlisted the military to fight the #AmazonFires.

It’s so far:
- Contaminated local water sources
- Caused smoke-related health issues in children and elderly
- Destroyed plantations
"It's like this every year, it's smoke, it's illegal burning."

A farm manager in Brazil says the Amazon forest needs to be preserved as firefighters struggle to contain the #AmazonFires
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THREAD: The #Amazon, a fortress for life on Earth, is burning nearly twice as fast as last year.

"All parties must come together to stop the setting of these devastating fires," says WCS's Carlos Durigan. #PrayforAmazonia (1/4) Image
The #AmazonFires are threatening:

–34 million people 🙂
–1,500+ bird species 🦜
–550 reptiles 🐍
–500 mammals 🐗
–Forest that stores up to 200 GT of carbon🌴 (2/4) Image
This includes species like the Milton's titi monkey that's only been documented in the area of #Brazil now on fire.

There is fear we may be losing many of these endemic species. #ActForAmazonas @natashaldaly (3/4)
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#FalseAlarm, #fakenews, ignorance...2019 #AmazonFires are only 35% more (ok, so far) than the average of the last 8 years.Most are burning on agricultural land where the forest had already been cleared, a common agricultural practice #deforestation #Brazil…
#AmazonFires 🔥🔥🔥 As of August 16, 2019, an analysis of #NASA satellite data indicated that total fire activity across the #Amazon basin this year has been close to the AVERAGE in comparison to the past 15 years.…
#AmazonFires 🔥🔥🔥 Dr. Jonathan Foley @GlobalEcoGuy @ProjectDrawdown
#Amazon contributes at most 5% (not 20%) of the world’s oxygen‼️
We actually used to see fires like this, and even worse, back in the 1990s and the early 2000s #climatechange #FakeNews…
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🇫🇷LIVE from Biarritz, France

The G7 summit starts today, where world leaders will discuss global problems, from the #AmazonFires to inequality.

Follow this thread for all your #G7Biarritz updates⬇️
Will world leaders talk about the climate emergency during #G7Biarritz?

We're on the ground answering your G7 questions
Hosting the G7 comes at a cost.

The French town of Biarritz has closed its beaches in the middle of summer for the summit #G7Biarritz
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@EmmanuelMacron The image on the left shows a fire from 1989, and the image on the right has been online since at least 2012. A number of other outdated and unrelated photographs have also been circulated as if they depicted the 2019 #AmazonFires.…
@EmmanuelMacron Plankton that are plants, known as #phytoplankton, grow and get their own energy through photosynthesis and are responsible for producing an estimated 80% of the world’s oxygen. They need #CO2 to thrive.…
@EmmanuelMacron Many use fire to maintain farmland or to clear land.
Typically, activity peaks in early Sept & mostly stops by Nov.
#NASA satellite data indicates total fire activity across the #AmazonBasin this year has been close to the average of the past 15 years.…
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Ok, maybe you innocently bought mainstream media's misinformation about Brazil's wildfires. Your favorite artist/athlete shared a pic of a burning koala. A hopeless politician shared a photo from 2003. So, to help us all out: a thread #AmazonFires #ActForTheAmazon #MacronLies
Some maps and numbers: this is Brazil, 8.516.000 km², world's fifth-largest country and a magnificent forest on the top left of it.
Now, let's color in green every environmental conservation Area: national parks, wildlife reguges, national forests, etc, etc. There are 1.871 of them and alone they cover 18% of Brazil's territory.
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#PASTBLAST: Last month, Trump INITIATED a phone call w/ Putin to offer help in putting out forest fires in Russia.

"They're having massive fires in their forests...I just offered our assistance because we're very good at putting out forest fires frankly."
#HMM: Wonder why Trump HASN'T offered Brazil any U.S. assistance in fighting the thousands of fires in the Amazon Rainforest?

Is it because he supports President Bolsonaro's anti-climate change/pro-deforestation policies? Or because Bolsonaro isn't Putin?
#FLAG: Knowing that other leaders plan to discuss the #AmazonFires and ways to pressure Brazil at the G7...

Trump reaffirmed his support for the pro-deforestation leader.

He told Bolsonaro we "stand ready to assist"...but exerted no pressure/took no steps to protect the Amazon.
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Why is the Amazon burning?

Forest fires are common from July to October. But activists say Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s policies have encouraged farmers to clear land for crops or grazing - resulting in an increase in fires #AmazonFires [THREAD 🌳]
Brazil’s president has hit back, accusing environmental NGOs of starting the fires. He also accused @EmmanuelMacron of colonialism for making the crisis top of the G7 agenda #AmazonFires (2/7🌳)
@EmmanuelMacron Over 2,500 #AmazonFires are currently active in the Brazilian Amazon. This year alone there has been an 84% increase in Brazilian fires, according to the country’s Space Research Institute @prensa_inpe (3/7🌳)
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Little thread here about #AmazonFires on something I haven't seen reported yet in media
Brazil is a federal system - states have a lot of autonomy and their governors (as I saw first-hand a while back…) a big say in what happens with forests, farming, logging and so on
Have a look at which states in the Brazilian Amazon have registered a big increase in fires and which haven't…
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The Amazon the largest lung in our world is on fire😭.
It's time for humanity to stop & think seriously about what it is doing🤨.
Is this our legacy for future generations😠?
Is money more important than conserving nature😡?
🗣️We need the forests to survive.
🗣️Protect nature!
"The fires burning in the #Amazon rain forest are so large and widespread that smoke has wafted thousands of miles away to the Atlantic coast, according to the World Meteorological Organization"
Via @Miami_Rebelde
There is no "ngo" burning the #AmazonRainforest these are Cattle Ranchers, most of whom voted for #Bolsonaro. They're destroying the #Enviroment to steal #Indigenous land for themselves #NativeTwitter!#IndigenousRights #NativeLivesMatter
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People are deliberately starting fires in the #AmazonRainforest to illegally deforest indigenous land for cattle ranching

Pataxó woman:
“These assholes came in and burned down [our reservation]... I want all of the media here to see this”
For 2 years we’ve fought to preserve [our reservation] & these assholes came in & burned it down.

They are killing our rivers, our sources of life, & now they have set our reserve on fire. Tomorrow we are closing the roads & I want all the media here to see this.
🌎The #AmazonFires show there can be no #GreenNewDeal w/out indigenous rights

🌳By safeguarding sovereignty over ancestral lands-- which make up 1/4 of the earth's surface-- we can reverse deforestation

⚖️#GND is our best shot at stabilizing the climate & repairing injustice
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