Amazonia is on fire
The Amazon rainforest is on fire, and still burning (as of Sept 2019). Due to climate change, accelerating deforestation rates and political complexity that the western world can’t truly understand, these fires have been burning for over three weeks now.
The Amazon is the single largest remaining rainforest on Earth and one of the most biodiverse locations we have. It’s estimated that every two days, a new species is discovered. Not only is it a haven for wildlife, but, it’s also home to 2.7 million indigenous people, occupying a land mass that’s twice the size of India (WWF)
These fires are putting all of this at threat and now becoming a global concern as each day passes.