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Amazon Fire – How dangerous is the issue?

Amazon has become a sight of fear for the world at large. Hundred of fire incidents have been ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. The satellite images from NASA have shown that there is a huge smoke in the rain forest area. The effect was so heavy that the city of Sao Polo went into darkness at 2 am in this week due to the flames blotting the sun.

However, the President Jair Bolsonarois not defiant that this has been the smear campaign by his adversaries. He even went ahead to make claims that the environmentalists themselves have been setting the fire to show him in bad light.

Image courtesy – NASA

There have been a record number of flames this year There has been an 84 per cent rise in the number of fires. This has been a huge concern and the entire world is worried about the issues and possible repercussions on the global environment. The World Meteorological Organization has showcased the satellite images that show the smokes reaching out up to Latin American continent to the Atlantic coast.
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The world at large is blaming the Brazilian government of not taking enough precautions against the deforestation. In fact, Germany and Norway withheld $60 million in funds which were earmarked for the sustainable forest developments in Brazil. The French President Emmanuel Macron had claimed that the Amazon fire is a global crisis and stated that “Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest — the lungs which produces 20% of our planet’s oxygen — is on fire,”

The Amazon basin offers shelter for three million species of plants and animals. It has also been considered to be an essential region for controlling the global warming. A timely intervention is the need of the hour at this moment. Environmentalists are looking for a solution soon.

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Alina has been working as a journalist for various print-based magazines for around 4 years now. She is the one who initiated newbulletins.com after quitting her day job. She brings together substantial news from the Business industry. However, she likes to cover local US news as well. So, here she writes business and General News headlines. Apart from all these writing and journalism stuff, she is a fitness freak and takes care of her diet and exercise routine quite well. She has two kids: a son and a daughter whom she loves a lot. She spends a lot of time with her family.

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