- Dec 5, 2015
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- Political Leaning
Brazil's Amazon is burning: 'Some families lost everything' | Brazil | Al JazeeraBrazil's northern and western regions have experienced an 83 percent increase in the number of fires in the first eight months of 2019 compared with the same time period last year, according to Brazil's space research centre INPE. Its satellite system detected 72,843 fires in the region this year. The states of Amazonas, Rondonia, Acre, Para and Mato Grosso do Sul were some of the most affected, and most of the burning happens inside the Amazon rainforest. In just a week, 9,507 new fires were detected in the world's biggest rainforest, commonly referred to as the "planet's lung".
These NGOs starting the fire to try and embarrass the Bolsonaro administration need to stop. At this rate, Amazon will be no more. Many families are going to lose everything!