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As the world focuses its attention on the crisis of the fire and has fallen over in the rain forest of the Amazon river in Brazil, some of the celebrities are trying to raise awareness, sharing of false or misleading pictures.
Nearly 40,000 fires are burning in the brazilian Amazon, in the latest outbreak of an overactive fire season that charred 1,330 square miles of rain forest this year. Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, noted an 84 per cent increase compared to the same period in the previous year. In Sao Paulo, it was in the dark for about an hour Monday afternoon as a result of the fires, about 1,600 km.
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Environmentalists argue this is the Amazon forest fires are man-caused disaster, brought in by loggers and cattle farmers who use a slash-and-burn method to clear land. It nourishes the extremely dry conditions, some of those fires have spread out of control.
Brazil has long struggled for the preservation of the Amazon region, also known as the “lungs of the world”, as it allows for up to 20 percent of the oxygen on the planet. In spite of the increasingly strict environmental protection over the past several decades, about one-quarter of this vast rain forest –an area the size of Texas –is gone.
The effects of the fire may be of influence on a global scale, some of the celebrities have taken to social media in an effort to raise awareness. However, there are some parts of the out-of-date or incorrect images and claim that they are of the current one destroyed by a fire.
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For instance, an actor and musician Jaden Smith shared a photo on Instagram, with a wide strip of wood on the fire, with smoke billowing from it.
“The AMAZON rainforest IS ON FIRE, THIS IS a TERRIBLE thing, and it IS ONE OF THE LARGEST graphite IN THE WORLD, and to Spread The Word. #theamazonrainforest,” he wrote.
“the amazon rain forest: what can I do to help? need advice on how I can actually make a change, it’s breaking my heart… this is one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. it is a fundraiser, with a call-to-action, and all that I can to make my audience in this way?” The YouTube star, Paul Logan, tweeted the same image.
While the two stars are trying to raise positive awareness of the image they chose to share it, it is not in the 2019 to burn. The picture is from the Amazon burn, and is placed by The Guardian in 2007, together with the notes thereto, which were adopted in 1989.
The academy award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, has been sharing several pictures and messages on Instagram aimed to raise the awareness of the fires, and to instruct people on what they can do to help. Unfortunately, it is one of the many images that he has shared, which can be found on the Carbon Brief the organization of the site is dated from the end of 2018.
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In spite of the handful of on the accuracy of the photos what is going on in Brazil, the real pictures are just as shocking. NASA released images of the fires are visible from space. In the meantime, social media lit up Thursday after the smoke of the burning of the city of São Paulo, in the darkness, in the middle of the day.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.