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Here’s where the #AmazonRainforest is burning — and why it’s going to get worse

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#Wildfires continue to rage across #Amazon #rainforest. This map shows all the ongoing fires in the amazon.
#Wildfires continue to rage across #Amazon #rainforest

#PortoVelho, #Brazil
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Kurze Richtigstellung: Der Amazonas-Regenwald brennt nicht. Der Amazonas-Regenwald wird verbrannt.

THREAD(mein erster und vermutlich einziger) #AmazonRainforest
Hier zu sehen: alle aktuellen Brandherde. [1]
Der Regenwald brennt. Brasiliens Präsident, Jair Bolsanaro, sorgt im ersten Amtsjahr für 40% mehr Rodung als im Vorjahr.
Seit den 70er Jahren sind 20% des Regenwaldes verschwunden. Werden es 25%-30% [2], wird das Ökosystem Regenwald wohl kollabieren und zu einer Savanne [3].
Forscher vermuten jedoch, dass dieser sogenannte "tipping point" deutlich früher erreicht werden kann, wenn die Küstenregionen des Regenwalds bedroht werden, da nur hier kalte, feuchte Meeresluft ins Landesinnere gelangt [3].
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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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சுற்றுச்சூழல் முக்கியத்துவம் வாய்ந்த #Amazon மழைக்காடு, உலகில் வெளியடப்படும் Carbon di oxide வளியை பெருமளவில் உட்கொள்ளும் திறன் வாய்ந்தது மட்டுமல்லாமல் உலகின் 20 சதவீதம் ஆக்ஸிஜனை அளிப்பதும் அமேசான் காடுகள் என்பதால் தான், அதை உலகின் நுரையீரல் என்று குறிப்பிடுகிறார்கள்.
உலகின் முக்கியத்துவத்தை பெற்றிருக்கும் அம்மழைக்காட்டில், இந்த ஆண்டு மட்டும் 72,843 காட்டுத் தீ விபத்துக்கள் ஏற்பட்டுள்ள தாகவும், கடந்த ஆகஸ்ட் 15 க்கு பிறகு மட்டும் 9,000க்கும் அதிகமான தீ விபத்துகள் அங்கு ஏற்பட்டுள்ளதாக ஆய்வுகள் தெரிவிக்கின்றது.

#AmazonFires
உலகின் பெரும்பகுதியான மழைக்காடுகளையும், பல வகையான தொல்குடி இன மக்களையும், மிகப்பெரிய அளவிலான உயிரினங்களையும் உள்ளடக்கிய மழைக்காட்டினை தன்னகத்தே கொண்டதுதான் அமேசான்மழைக்காடு.

#AmazonRainforest
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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.
snopes.com/fact-check/ama…
@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.
eos.org/research-spotl…
@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.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145464/…
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A wildfire near Robore, Bolivia.

Wildfires in Bolivia have devastated about 745,000 hectares of forests and farmland.

Neighboring Peru says it is "on alert" for wildfires in the Amazon spreading from Brazil and Bolivia.
VIDEO: Bolivia's rainforest is ravaged by wildfires. About 745,000 hectares have been destroyed.

@AFP footage from Bolivia's Santa Cruz region neighbouring Brazil
AFP map locating wildfires in the #Amazon as of August 22-23

@AFPgraphics
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There's probably a lot of talk about the #AmazonRainforest flooding your timelines and we're here to set the record straight. People are saying the Amazon rainforest is on fire and no one is talking about this….well here we are talking about it ☺️
There's a lot of claims to keep track of, but here's a few that have been circulating. Check out this tweet:
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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"
nyti.ms/31VHDRb
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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Hey y'all. If you know me, you know I very rarely insist on personal action re: climate crisis. But if you want to do something about the #AmazonRainforest and the killing of Indigenous people, the easiest and most impactful thing you can do is stop eating beef. Let me explain.
Deforestation in the #AmazonRainforest is happening because of corporations that are tearing down the forest to make way for more production. Some of these companies are timber and rubber and medicine, but a lot of them are cattle.
Boycotts can be hard and confusing, but "No beef," is a pretty easy thing to do — even if you medically need to eat meat, there are other meats. And even if you still eat cheese or milk, the loss of those profits from the meat would be impactful if we all did it.
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The #AmazonRainforest is a critical piece of the global climate solution. Without the largest rainforest in the world, we cannot keep the Earth’s warming in check. The Amazon needs more than prayers. So what can YOU do? (1/5)
✔ As an emergency response, donate to frontline #AmazonRainforest groups working to defend the forest. (2/5)
✔ Consider becoming a regular supporter of the @RnfrstAlliance’s community forestry initiatives across the world’s most vulnerable tropical forests, including the #AmazonRainforest. (3/5)
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here’s a thread of what will fucking happen if the amazon rainforest dies:

#PrayforAmazonas #AmazonRainforest #AmazonFire
1. faltering rainfall & increased drought
— and you know what happens with less rain? less water to drink and food to eat, affecting rich agriculture.
2. more greenhouse gases
— meaning poorer air quality and hotter fucking temperatures, and not just in fucking brazil.
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Fires in the #AmazonRainforest are trending, and like most trending topics people are seeing the forest and not paying attention to the trees.

By which I mean here's a thread that I hope gives more detail and background about what's going on…
A huge number of wildfires are burning in the Brazilian states of Amazonas, Roraima, and Rondonia. They’re burning down irreplaceable rainforest and erasing biodiversity. Fire data: queimadas.dgi.inpe.br/queimadas/port…

Is this an emergency? Yes.

Is it new? Sadly, no…
Fires burn in the Amazon every year during this dry season (the season of “queimada”) It’s an old intersection of humans and the rainforest, and it is unequivocally bad for the planet. What's different in 2019 isn't that the Amazon is on fire, but rather WHY…
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⚠ Ante los graves incendios en la Amazonia, circulan fotos sacadas de contexto: algunas tienen años, otras directamente ❌ NO ❌ son del lugar. En @AfpFactual estamos buscando el origen de varias de ellas. Sigan el hilo y ayúdennos a difundir #PrayforAmazonas
#PrayforAmazonia
1. Los monos fueron retratados en 2017 en Jabalpur, India, por Avinash Lodhi (la cría no estaba muerta)
2. La foto arriba a la derecha muestra la Amazonia brasileña, pero hace 30 años
3. La de abajo también fue tomada en la Amazonia brasileña pero en 2014
#PrayforAmazonia #AFP
@AFPespanol Esta foto ampliamente difundida también es de la Amazonia, pero muestra una quema controlada, y tampoco es actual. Fue tomada el 4 de agosto de 2017 por el fotógrafo de Reuters Bruno Kelly, durante la “Operación Ola Verde" #AFP
#PrayforAmazonia
#PrayforAmazonas
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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”
TRANSLATION:
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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The Amazon rainforest provides 20% of the world's oxygen. People are deliberately starting fires in effort to illegally deforest land for cattle ranching. President Bolsonaro is letting this slide!! #AmazonRainforest #PrayforAmazonas
Last month, INPE showed that deforestation in July had increased 300% in comparison to the same month in 2018. Bolsonaro accused the agency of making up "lies" that could hurt the country's trade talks and replaced its chief with a military official.
"Wildfires often occur in the dry season in Brazil but they are also deliberately started in efforts to illegally deforest land for cattle ranching."
bbc.com/news/world-lat…
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Every time I try to google info about the massive Amazon Rainforest Fire, I get results for the Amazon Fire stick. And that’s ridiculous.

So I’m making a thread with information about how devastating this is and why we should ALL be concerned #AmazonRainforest (📷: @Reuters)
1. The National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) says it’s detected more than 72,000 fires between January & August - the most since records began in 2013. It’s observed more than 9,500 forest fires since Thursday. #AmazonRainforest @BBC bbc.in/2Mwrxtt
2. @NASA released satellite pictures from August 11 & 13. You can see smoke from the forest fires from space. In the Amazon region, fires are rare for much of the year because wet weather prevents them from starting & spreading. #AmazonRainforest

earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145464/…
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Thread : Anitta dando visibilidade pra causa da Amazônia e da natureza em geral.

Enquanto a Anitta estava dando visibilidade pra algo super importante vocês ingnoraram e só se importaram com o modo dela de falar em inglês e com os looks de "academia" dela. #PrayforAmazonia
Anitta fala dá Amazônia e sobre essas consequências desde 2017 e vcs só se importaram com a pronúncia do inglês dela. Ela é a unica artista que usa à sua influência pra bate de frente com o governo sobre esses assuntos sobre a natureza.
#PrayforAmazonia
Anitta em is that for me expôs a belezas da amazônia e protestou contra a decisão do ex-presidente temer que liberou áreas protegidas p/ exploração por parte de algumas mineradoras,ameaçando a preservação de reservas locais. #PrayforAmazonia
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#Brazil Forces allied to #Bolsonaro have caused a huge forest fire, displacing an Indigenous community and MST camp.
The #Amazon rainforest has been burning for weeks at a record rate - adding to an already alarming level of deforestation. #Bolsonaro
#PrayforAmazonas #Brazil
The Brazilian Amazon, considered the "lungs of the planet", have been burning for weeks. Conservationists have blamed #Bolsonaro, saying he has encouraged loggers and farmers to clear the land for cattle ranching #Brazil #PrayForAmazonia
#PrayforAmazonas
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1/8 My favorite #quote by #JosephStalin, which explains the scientific, #DialecticalMaterialist explanation of true freedom in material reality, not just as an abstract ideal. #StalinIsBack #StalinLives #JVStalin #Stalin #StalinQuote #StalinQuotes #Truth #MELS #MarxismLeninism
2/8 Having an #objective, #rational, #ScientificSocialist, #Dialectical, & #Materialist viewpoint allows us to accurately see & evaluate & analyze #Truth & #Reality as they truly materially exist in this universe.
3/8 An idealistic, dogmatic viewpoint, which capitalists have, however, makes one irrational enough to 'see' freedom where freedom stays trapped on a piece of paper while people are oppressed in their actual lived lives.
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