Credit to from @cnn – Follow ➡️ @cnnclimate ➡️ Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, which is roughly half the size of the US and produces 20% of the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere 🌎 Scientists warn that if fires continue at this rate, the rainforest that has been called the planet’s “lungs” could be reduced to a dry savanna that emits CO2 rather than absorbing it. (📸: Planet Labs, Inc)
Credit to from @c.syresmith (@get_regrann) – The AMAZON Rain FOREST IS ON FIRE THIS IS TERRIBLE IT’S ONE OF THE BIGGEST CARBON SINKS IN THE WORLD, Spread The Word. #theamazonrainforest
Credit to from @caradelevingne (@get_regrann) – #PrayforAmazonia 🙏🏽 – #regrann
#Roommates, the world’s largest rainforest is currently ablaze with no end in sight. Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest is reportedly burning at the highest rate since the National Institute for Space Research began tracking it in 2013. Now, scientists worry this could be a major setback in the fight against climate change.
According to @cnn, the Amazon is often referred to as the earth’s lungs because it is responsible for the production of 20% of the oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere. There have been almost 730,000 fires in Brazil this year, with more than half in the Amazon region.
The rainforest is the largest rainforest on the planet, measured at almost half the size of the United States. According to reports, smoke from—click the link in our bio to read more! (📸: @ecohealthnyc)