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The Amazon river has been on fire for the last three weeks. And those flowers-they are in fact visible from space, has resulted in a large-scale public protests and alarm from lawmakers, environmental activists, and celebrities.
This year, the number of fires in Brazil, which is the highest on record since 2013, and by 85 per cent compared to the previous year, according to multiple reports. The country’s space research centre have discovered more than 80,000 fires in the year.
What is the cause of the fire, which has led to a number of disturbing images, it has been a matter of some debate.
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There is a fire in a field on a farm in Nova Santa Helena, a municipality in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, on Friday. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Even though the unique biodiversity, rain forest is mostly wet and humid, and the area of the ‘ dry ‘ season usually starts in July and August, and the tapering-off in the month of November. There will be the annual burns, the land is often cleared for farming and grazing.
The brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has claimed, without evidence, that the fire was started by non-governmental organizations, as a retaliation for the administration of the budget cuts.
However, a lot of scholars and critics, Bolsonaro said that the government’s policy for the promotion of deforestation, the incentive for the land to assist with the fire of anger, and these people have a license for the burning of the land.
On Friday, Bolsonaro said he would send out 43,000 Brazilian troops in the battle of the signs.
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Even though the brands may not be the explicit consequence of climate change, environmentalists say there is a connection between a warming planet and more extreme weather events.
In addition to the increase in emissions, such as deforestation, contributes directly to a change in rainfall patterns in the affected areas, and the extension of the length of the dry season, which continue to affect the forests and biodiversity, agriculture and human health,” Greenpeace said in a press release.
The smoke from the burning was in the heart of Brazil last week, according to a climate scientist.