The Amazon Rainforest in Brazil, which is the home to over three million species of plants and animals, as well as one million indigenous people. It is also the producer of 20% of the world’s oxygen. But now the amazon rainforest is experiencing the worst wildfires ever.
The fire in the Amazon Rainforest is burning since past three weeks. Now, NASA has revealed that the fires are so vast that the flumes can be seen from the space.
The Amazon rainforest is burning at an unprecedented rate, and the fires are unlikely starting themselves. Rather they may be set by people in an attempt to clear land for cattle ranching.
Cattle ranching is responsible for as much as 80% of the ongoing deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. A significant portion of the global beef supply, including much of the UK’s corned beef supply, originates on land that was once Amazon rainforest and is now denuded.
Sao Paulo, a Brazilian city was blackened for an hour on Monday after strong winds and a cold front brought in smoke from forest fires burning in the states of Amazonas and Rondonia, more than 2,700 km away.