The Amazon burning has been all over the news but I hadn't taken the time to really absorb the LEVEL that the world is burning currently. I think it's safe to say we have "global warming" but the cause??? I'll reiterate my thought that it's a natural cycle of earth but humans aren't helping whatsoever! Glaciers disappearing, wildfires increasing globally, excessive temps, droughts, etc etc .....the news from Mother Earth hasn't been promising of late. Throw in a supervolcano eruption, and an asteroid hit why don't you to the mix? Not hot enough yet???? What's next...are we returning to a more "violent earth"...I have NO clue!Wildfires are burning around the world. The most alarming is in the Amazon rainforest
Alaska, Canary Islands, the Amazon, and yes even Greenland are ablaze!!! California is eerily quiet FOR NOW! Increased temps have contributed to drought which lead to fire. Humans have caused a MAJOR climate crisis in the Amazon that perhaps will affect the rest of us! The Amazon is at a "tipping point" per scientists. Greenland may wreak havoc on all of us if the fires continue to burn through the winter as feared...there will be more glaciers to melt....not good!
We learned this in grade school....so this so-called "tipping point" is critical to the world as we know it.
Effects of damage to the Amazon go far beyond Brazil and its neighbors. The area's rainforest generates more than 20% of the world's oxygen and 10% of the world's known biodiversity. The Amazon is referred to as the "lungs of the planet" and plays a major role in regulating the climate. The world would drastically change if the rainforest were to disappear, impacting everything from farms to drinking water
Humans make wildfires worse. In the Amazon, humans are the underlying cause.
In many ecosystems, wildfires are a natural and essential phenomenon. They clear out decaying brush, restore nutrients to soil, and even help plants germinate. But in recent years, humans have made the destruction from wildfires worse at every step. Suppression of natural fires has allowed dry vegetation to ***. Human activity is changing the climate, which is forcing some forests to heat up and dry out. People are building ever closer to areas ready to ignite. And people end up igniting the majority of wildfires, whether through downed power lines, errant sparks, or arson.
https://www.vox.com/world/2019/8/20/208 ... il-siberiaThe Amazon rainforest is burning. A record number of fires, over 72,000, have been detected in the world's largest rainforest this year. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research reports that's an 83% increase from last year. Environmental groups say the policies of Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, encourage deforestation of the Amazon, which, in turn, allows for more fires. Bolsonaro alleges that environmental groups started the fires to embarrass his administration.
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