Earth’s biggest forest area which is also considered as lungs of Mother Earth Brazil’s Amazon Rain-forest producing 20% of oxygen, is under a blazing fire since last 3 weeks which is said to be an alarming rate.
The dense smoke emerging from the forest has turned day into Night in many parts of the Brazil. The wildfires this year are double the amount which was recorded in 2013. According to the National Institute for Space research (INPE), 74,155 fires were recorded between January and August. Since August 15, more than 9,500 new forest fires have started across Brazil, primarily in the Amazon basin.“There is nothing abnormal about the climate this year or the rainfall in the Amazon region, which is just a little below average,” INPE researcher Alberto Setzer told Reuters. Speaking of the fires, he said, “The dry season creates the favorable conditions for the use and spread of fire, but starting a fire is the work of humans, either deliberately or by accident.”
People in São Paulo reported on social media that the sky had gone dark. The burning home of many species can even be seen from space. This has raised concern among the scientist as the risk of global warming is increasing at an alarming rate.
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