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.
The fires that burned through the Amazon rain forest last month sparked international outcry
'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
Late this summer fires raged in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and quickly the story was everywhere in the press — and donations poured in.
We need to get more attention on the Amazon rainforest fires. This is INSANE. RT
“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:
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: