Firefighters try to take control of the amazon jungle fire. AFP
Two C-130 Hercules aircraft carrying thousands of liters of water on Sunday began dousing fires devouring chunks of the world's largest rainforest.
The Amazon is burning. It’s been burning for years. Don’t you remember at school, your environmentally conscious teacher would sit your class down with a string of videos showing the devastation in one of the most incredible regions in the world? These videos would show the large-scale deforestation, would explain that the Amazon
Nearly half of the rainforest is at a tipping point and has become ‘very sensitive to global change’ leading to rapid loss of its ability to adapt, say researchers.
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