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So far this year, Brazil’s Amazon region has seen over 40,000 fires. The air has gotten so thick with smoke in Porto Velho, a city in the upper Amazon basin, that over 400 children landed in a local hospital with respiratory problems in the first three weeks of August.

Like the Lorax, artist Robert Marchessault wants to speak for the trees: "We live in a world that feels so fragile. The fires of the Amazon are terrifying. As the trees burn, we are diminished." #TreeofTheWeek 

The fires that burned through the Amazon rain forest last month sparked international outcry

@robertsonholly  @GretaThunbergThe  fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York, the planet's largest rainforest remains engulfed in flames #CoveringClimateNow 

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will address the UN General Assembly Tuesday to confront the controversy over fires raging in the Amazon#UNGA 

'The forest is our mother, our house, our home. Without the forest, there's nothing.' — Fires in the Amazon rainforest are threatening the survival of Indigenous tribes like this one

The Amazon’s record-breaking forest fires are endangering the region’s Indigenous communities and millions of plant and animal species — here’s how you can take action

Brazilian climate strikers take aim at Bolsonaro for Amazon fires

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wants his UN speech to defuse the international outcry over his handling of the Amazon fires

Late this summer fires raged in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and quickly the story was everywhere in the press — and donations poured in.


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This year alone: -Anchorage, Alaska hit 90 degrees for the first time -Greenland lost 250 billion tons of ice -A city of 9 million in India is running out of water -Fires in the Amazon threaten a major source of the world’s oxygen This is why we need a #GreenNewDeal .

I have gotten to know President @jairbolsonaro  well in our dealings with Brazil. He is working very hard on the Amazon fires and in all respects doing a great job for the people of Brazil - Not easy. He and his country have the full and complete support of the USA!

Just spoke with President@jairbolsonaro  of Brazil. Our future Trade prospects are very exciting and our relationship is strong, perhaps stronger than ever before. I told him if the United States can help with the Amazon Rainforest fires, we stand ready to assist!

We need to get more attention on the Amazon rainforest fires. This is INSANE. RT

President Bolsonaro has actively encouraged the Amazon fires and rejected help from the G7 to combat them. Trump just pledged his full support to Bolsonaro. At a time when the planet depends on American leadership, Trump has failed.

“The Amazon region is burning!” The largest rainforest in the world, vital in the fight against global warming, home to one million indigenous people and millions of plants and animals This year it has seen “a record number of fires” (Inpe) THREAD⬇️

NASA's AIRS instrument maps carbon monoxide (CO) from fires burning in Brazil's Amazon region. This time series ⬇️ shows CO high in the atmosphere over Brazil from Aug. 8-22, 2019. Each "day" in the series is made by averaging three day's-worth of data:

While six world leaders came together to take action & decide on a $20 million aid package to fight the Amazon fires, President@realDonaldTrump  skipped the meeting. It’s time for the president to take the climate crisis seriously.

The fires burning in the Amazon rain forest are so large and widespread that smoke has wafted thousands of miles away to the Atlantic coast, according to the World Meteorological Organization

This is a great way to help fight the fires in the Amazon. One hundred percent of donations go to partners working on the ground: