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'The final judgement is coming': Worst rainforest fires in history sees Brazilian city fall dark at 3pm because sun cannot breach thick smoke clouds
It came, witnesses said, quickly and without warning. One compared it to the “apocalypse”.
Sao Paulo – the largest city in the Americas – was plunged into afternoon darkness after vast plumes of smoke from forest fires burning across the continent suddenly swept over the city.
Brazilians living in the coastal metropolis saw day turned to night for more than an hour from 3pm on Monday.
The fate of the Amazon is widely considered by climate change experts as key to the future of the planet, with the rainforest providing more than 20 per cent of the planet's oxygen.
originally posted by: InTheLight
Brazil's rainforest accounts for 20% of Earth's oxygen in totality so let's hope all of it does not burn to the ground. I read where they have always been using wildfires as a deforestation method for farming and mining, just never at this scale. I wonder if they have reforestation practices in place. This is very sad and worrying news.
originally posted by: surfer_soul
a reply to: CriticalStinker
Is there any money to be made from these plans? Otherwise they won’t happen.
That’s the biggest problem in today’s world, pure unadulterated greed!
originally posted by: 2012newstart
a reply to: Wardaddy454
I do not know the numbers of fires by years. seems today they are more intense than ever, if HALF OF THE SKY of ALL BRAZIL is clouded as a result. See the Picture of Sao paulo, and see where Sao paulo is far from Amazonia.
Bolsonaro is a criminal if he supports the fires, and doesn't care that all of the planet goes nuts and ultimately all die. And yep it is not political. i do not give a s..t about the Brazilian politics. But when they shoot at the forest, i.e. at the glaciers melting, i.e. against my kids, then ... the world must deal with them, and soon