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.
The Amazon is Burning at a Record Rate
I'm glad so many people have found this thread & are raising awareness about preserving the Amazon rainforest
If you want to learn about why the Amazon isn't just the lungs of the planet, but also part of its heart,please watch this📹I made
1/ It cannot be exaggerated what a threat to the planet Jair Bolsonaro is. By @washingtonpost:“Huge tracts of the Amazon,which serves as the lungs of the planet by taking in carbon dioxide,storing it in soils & producing oxygen, are ablaze”
2/ The cause isn't in doubt:“INPE tracks deforestation in Brazil & its data has shown a huge increase in the Amazon this year. In early August,INPE found 1,330 square miles of rainforest had been lost since January alone, which is a rate 40% higher than in 2018.”
3/ Shown by the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, "the fires have led to a clear spike in carbon monoxide emissions as well as planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions, posing a threat to human health and aggravating global warming."
The rest of the world should rise up against the criminal Bolsonaro regime as it actively plots to destroy the rainforest. At the very least, leaders should do what Evo Morales did and send tanker planes to spray water on the fires.
The largest city in the Western Hemisphere, São Paulo, was plunged into darkness in the middle of the day due at least in part to the raging fires burning the Amazon under Bolsonaro. He's a threat to the whole planet.
#Brazil | Thousands of people around the world defended the world's largest rainforest by shouting phrases such as "Fire to the fascists","War on Bolsonaro","Long life to the Amazon"&"Get out Bolsonaro."
"As planned, the #Supertanker reinforced the effectiveness of the heroic work of our pilots, those in uniform & volunteers who are tirelessly fighting the fire in Chiquitania," President #EvoMorales tweeted.
We've just arrived in Porto Velho, Rondonia in #Brazil's #Amazon region. It's an area which was once covered by virgin rainforest, but where agribusiness is quickly encroaching. The same is happening next door in the state of #Amazonas."
"#Brazilian warplanes started dumping water on fires in the #Amazon state of #Rondonia, after days of inaction by far-right President Jair #Bolsonaro." #AmazonFire
#Brazil | People residing in the #Amazon municipality of Guajará-Mirim, in the state of Rondonia, denounce that ranchers are setting fire to areas near to the Lage Velho indigenous village."
I woke up this morning with a splitting headache. Looking out from the hotel roof, it was easy to see why. Smoke from forest fires has increased so much from yesterday that they just had to close down the Porto Velho airport.
Brazilian Workers Party President Gleisi Hoffmann gave a recent speech in Congress defending Lula's legacy protecting the rainforest & contrasting it with the destruction wreaked by the Bolsonaro Govt. Subtitled in English.
"#USA President Donald Trump was absent from the talks on climate change & biodiversity at a G7 session on Monday, and Macron said he had been busy holding bilateral meetings..."