Nearly 80,000 forest fires have broken out in Brazil since the beginning of the year — just over half of them in the massive Amazon basin that regulates part of Earth's carbon cycle and climate.
The world’s lungs are on fire. The Amazon ablaze dominates front pages. Inaction from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is centre stage at this weekend’s G7 in Biarritz. Heart-breaking videos of indigenous peoples running from their homes and of animals fleeing for their lives have spread over social media.
The eyes of those who care about the environment are on the burning Amazon rainforests. But also the eyes of the greedy land mongers and oil thirsty mongers are also gleefully on the Amazon fires. The sufferers in the long run are all the inhabitants of planet Earth but right now, the saddest part is the loss of life of the forest and the creatures
The Amazon in South America is the largest, most diverse tropical rainforest on Earth and it is natural that the entire world is worried and angry over the worst blazes in years raging there. It is hugely important that the fires in the Brazilian rainforest, known as the lungs of the planet, be extinguished as quickly
At the annual G7 Summit many political, economical and social issues are placed on the agenda but at no other time than this year’s Summit had there been a greater urgency to add climate
The world seems to be boiling in a cauldron of turmoil. And like the frog sitting in a boiling pot of water, it is tragically heading towards its doom. From the Amazon rainforests being engulfed in flames
The Amazon rainforest, this wonder of nature sprawling across nine countries in Latin America, holds a special place on this planet. Faced with stark climate and biodiversity crises,
It is disappointing that instead of taking rapid action to end the crisis surrounding the fires in the precious Amazon rainforest, leaders are engaged in mudslinging. The Amazon in South America
While the furore rages over the devastating Amazon fires, something queer also grabbed headlines a few days ago. In fact Trump would have been right, for once, on his fake news tirade, should he have tweeted on the dramatic images that flooded social media, as being untrue. From Leo DiCaprio to Cristiano Ronaldo to Indian actors Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt to Emmanuel Macro, all had got their photos on the fires, wrong (“DiCaprio questions lack of media interest in Amazon rainforest fire”, Aug. 22, Gulf Today).