Shocking Pics: Amazon Rainforest Burning!

Thu Aug 22 2019 11:00:09 GMT+0530 (IST)

The Amazon Rainforest is known to be the largest tropical rainforest in the World. It covers most of northwestern Brazil and parts of Colombia, Peru, Veneuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and France. Almost 60 percent of the rainforest is in Brazil. This rainforest is considered as a vessel containing massive amount of Oxygen requirements in the World...Popular as 'Lungs Of The Earth'.



Since 2013, Alarming number of fires were recorded in the Amazon Rainforest by The National Institute for Space Research (INPE). This year, The situation has only worsened with 74,000 fires so far (an increase of 84 percent from previous year). Second-worst Year happens to be 2016 (68,484 fires).

Environmentalists complain Deforestation is the major reason behind the shocking number of forest fires. Even the policies of Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has only posed a threat to the Amazon Rainforest. These fires are created by humans, either intentionally or accidentally. Farming, Mining and Drilling are the major causes of the forest fires.

Over 1/4th of the Amazon Rainforest will be without trees by 2030 if this situation continues. Failure in protecting The Amazon Rainforest leads to defeat in the fight against Global Warming.