Our lungs are burning with the burning of Amazon rainforest:
The Amazon rainforest is very important for our earth and all human beings. The Amazon rainforest has long been known as a depository of ecological services not only for local people and communities but also for the rest of the worldwide. It is also the only world’s largest rainforest that contributes approximately 20% oxygen to the world.
The Amazon rainforest somewhere also called Amazon jungle. It is a moist broadleaf rainforest in which Amazon river flows. It also covers most of the Amazon basin of South America but mainly 60% present in Brazil.
For our earth’s atmosphere 50% approx. Oxygen comes from marine microbes called phytoplankton 25% approx. It comes from land, plants and the rest of 25% from different kinds of bacteria and algae. So the amazon rainforest is a large land plant area and if it destroyed then it affects a lot to the oxygen ratio in the earth’s atmosphere.
How did it start:
In amazon rainforest often wildfire occurred but at a small scale but this time the fire is at a large scale that it can be seen from space through satellites. The main reason behind this amazon rainforest fire is the peoples of brazil and government. Environmental activists blame Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro for it. Bolsonaro makes new laws and policies which gives full freedom to the people of brazil to utilize Amazon rainforest however they want to use to develop brazil at any cost and banned all the NGO’s that are protesting against it. So they burn it and start deforestation and try to convert into farming lands.
But we have to spread this news as wide as we can. Because this is a global issue. Lots of people are unaware of it. And It will definitely harm our Environment.