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Showing posts with label AMAZON RAINFOREST FIRE. Show all posts
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Monday, 17 February 2020

AMAZON RAINFOREST FIRE


It's been weeks since the fire broke out in the Amazon rainforest, but still, it's raging and is not under control. Also at the beginning of August, Brazil declared the state of emergency in the Amazon Rainforest region. 


This unfortunate event happened after the G7 world leaders decided to offer $20 million aid to Brazil. But recently Brazil President, Jair Bolsonaro put down the offer commenting that Europe should try to focus on reforestation of their colonies. 

According to Brazil's National Institute of Space Research (INPE), Amazon rainforest faced an increase in fires by 85% as compared to the previous year. So far more than 80,000 fires in the country have been detected by INPE this year. The Amazon Rainforest is blazing tremendously that it can be seen easily by space. 

As the news took over the Internet. Social Media platforms were flooded with opinions on the Amazon rainforest fire breakout. A lot of Social Media influencers rose their voice on the Amazon rainforest fire and called for immediate action. People in many countries came out in the streets urging the governments to give support to Brazil for tackling the Amazon rainforest fire.  

Boris Johnson, current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom tweeted that he is helping Brazil on the Amazon rainforest fire issue. 

Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the prominent environmentalists broke out the news on Instagram about the Amazon rainforest fire.

If you think that the Amazon rainforest fire is the problem of Brazil not you, then we would suggest that you think again. Amazon rainforest generates 20% of the world's oxygen and is the home of 10% of the world's biodiversity. 

Any tragedy or destruction of the Amazon rainforests will surely affect the environment and give rise to pollution. This will absolutely affect our day to day lives. The Amazon rainforest fire isn't just a local problem, but an international crisis.

If you think knowing about the crisis, and having sympathy about it will do. The answer is definitely a big NO. We have to come forward. So here is the list of things you can do.

As Mahatma Gandhi said, "If you want to change the world, start with yourself"

1. The first thing you can do is start donating and urging others to donate to the frontline Amazon organisations working on to defend the forest and help tackle the Amazon rainforest fire issue.

2. You have to start consuming information about what's happening around and start working about it. Also, you can become a supporter of the Rainforest Alliance Community Forestry.

3. Support and elect those leaders who are well informed about the issues, and who understand the urgency of our climate crisis.

4. Create a change in your habits. Adopt those habits which are more environmentally friendly. For example,  purchasing those goods which friendly to the environment and reducing as well as reusing the available resources.

These are a great way to start!