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Thursday, 22 August 2019

The Amazon rainforest is on fire: Cause, scope, and how you can help

 The truth behind the 'record-breaking' headlines



Officials say the Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate. Earlier this month, Brazil declared a state of emergency over the rising number of fires in the region. So far this year, almost 73,000 fires have been detected by Brazil's space research center INPE. That marks an 83% increase from 2018 and the highest number on record since 2013, Reuters reported. 

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What caused the fire?



While the rainforest is typically wet and humid, July and August, the onset of the dry season, are the area's driest months, with "activity" peaking by early September and stopping by mid-November, according to NASA. The fires are largely linked to people clearing out the land for farming or ranching.

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How did the Amazon rainforest fires start?



While the rainforest is typically wet and humid, July and August, the onset of the dry season, is the area’s driest months, with “activity” peaking by early September and stopping by mid-November, according to NASA. The fires are largely linked to people clearing out the land for farming or ranching.

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How big is the fire?



You can see the smoke from space. The European Union Earth Observation Program's Sentinel satellites captured images of "significant amounts of smoke" over the Amazonas, Rondonia states and other areas.

The skies darkened over San Paulo, Brazil, for an hour Monday afternoon after winds carried smoke from about 1,700 miles away. 

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How can we help?



It's unlikely you're one of the people who can actually help douse the blaze, but there are other ways you can aid in protecting the rainforest.


  • 1. Donate to Rainforest Action Network to protect an acre of the Amazonian rainforest.
  • 2. Donate to the Rainforest Trust to help buy land in the rainforest. Since 1988, the          organization has saved over 23 million acres and counting.
  • 3. Reduce your paper and wood consumption. Double-check with Rainforest Alliance that what you're buying is rainforest-safe. You can also purchase rainforest safe products here.
  • 4. The World Wide Fund for Nature works to protect the countless species in the Amazon and around the world.
  • 5. Ecosia.org is a search engine that plants a tree for every 45 searches you run.
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