Amazon fires reaction: Bolsonaro savaged over illegal fires - President urged to ACT NOW

8/21/2019 9:27:00 PM

Amazon fires reaction: Bolsonaro savaged over illegal fires - President urged to ACT NOW

Science, Environment

Amazon fires reaction: Bolsonaro savaged over illegal fires - President urged to ACT NOW

BRAZIL’S Amazon rainforest continues to be savaged by a record number of wildfires and the severity of the blaze has prompted fresh scrutiny of President Bolsonaro ’s handling of the fires.

18:57, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 19:26, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 0 The Amazon rainforest, which spans 5.12:09, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 15:36, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 0 Wildfires are raging across Brazil at a record rate according to Brazil’s space agency with more than 70,000 fires detected in the region this year alone.13:27, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 13:27, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 0 Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year as the devastation continues.By Lucia Binding, news reporter Fill 2 Copy 11 Wednesday 21 August 2019 03:42, UK A record 72,843 fires have burned in the Amazon this year Why you can trust Sky News Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research centre INPE.

5 million km2, has been devastated by a record number of raging wildfires this year. More than 73,000 have been recorded, a surge of 83 percent over the same period in 2018, according to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE). The wildfire blazes have grown so potent, they have blackened the skies above Sao Paulo, plunging the country’s largest city into darkness. The unprecedented increase in fires has been blamed on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and the newly elected head of state has faced mounting criticism over his environmental rhetoric. Related articles Amazon fires map: How much of the Amazon Rainforest has been LOST? The intense and longstanding fires have emanated considerable smoke and NASA has been able to take satellite footage the apocalyptic scenes. Related articles Amazon rainforest fire: When did the Amazon rainforest fire start? President Bolsonaro took office on January 1 and prioritised developing the Amazonian forest for farming and mining, ignoring international concern over increased deforestation. The red dots on the chart indicate fires burning within the last 24 hours, while yellow shading shows where the most intense blazes are burning right now. The Brazilian President has also brushed off claims made by INPE and suggested they had “made up” the figures. The Amazonas capital Manaus has been on environmental alert since Friday due to the fires.

The space agency said the large number of wildfires could not be attributed to the dry season or natural phenomena alone.co. Some conservationists have blamed Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for the forest fires, saying he has encouraged loggers and farmers to clear the land. Researcher Alberto Setzer said: “There is nothing abnormal about the climate this year or the rainfall in the Amazon region, which is just a little below average. Brazilian President Bolsonaro has been blamed for the escalation of the fires (Image: Getty) “The dry season creates the favourable conditions for the use and spread of fire, but starting a fire is the work of humans, either deliberately or by accident. Based on Google’s alert system, the area surrounded by the fire covers more than half of Brazil.” But Mr Bolsonaro said it was the time of the year of the “queimada” or burn, when farmers use fire to clear land. “The cold front changed the direction of the winds and transported this smoke to São Paulo. He has even said that non-governmental organisations could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to bring shame on the government after he cut their funding. Amazon fires map: A map showing the number of fires across Brazil since 2000 (Image: INFO AMAZONIA) Amazon fires map: An estimated measure done by Express.

Mr Bolsonaro claimed that “everything indicates” that NGOs are going to the Amazon to “set fire” to the forest. JUST IN:  This map shows how widespread the fires are (Image: InfoAmazonia) .uk shows approximately 640 million acres have been affected by the fire (Image: GOOGLE/EXPRESS) Brazil’s space research centre Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), recorded 72,843 fires in the Amazon this year alone, marking an 83 percent surge compared to the same period in 2018.” Ricardo Mello, head of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Amazon Programme, added the fires were “a consequence of the increase in deforestation seen in recent figures.

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Amazon fires map: How much of the Amazon Rainforest has been LOST by ravaging wildfires?INTIMIDATING wildfires which are so intense they can be seen from space are tearing a devastating path across the Amazon rainforest. Express.co.uk reveals just how much of the rainforest has been lost to the ruinous ravaging wildfires.

Shock NASA video captures apocalyptic Amazon fires from space as nation ravaged by flamesNASA has released dramatic footage of the destructive wildfires ripping through the Amazon Rainforest and Sao Paulo.

Amazon burning: Forest fires on the rise at record rate, space agency warnsThe surge in rainforest fires raises concerns over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy.

Amazon Rainforest fire LIVE: Devastating fires revealed as São Paulo PLUNGED into darknessWILDFIRES raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record high number this year. Follow Express.co.uk’s latest updates from the burning forest. All the bloody logging because there are TOO MANY PEOPLE on the planet. 3rd world peasant countries making a fast buck. rsallesmma jairbolsonaro Min_Agricultura SenadoFederal SF_Moro MinEconomia Vejam o que vocês estão entregando para o futuro do Brasil e do mundo. Vcs são culpados, vcs não estão fazendo NADA.Vcs são destrutivos.PrayforAmazonas PrayforAmazonia PrayforAmazon

Amazon fires: BLACK RAIN falls in Sao Paolo - ‘Pray for Brazil’DANGEROUS black rain has fallen in Sao Paolo, Brazil, as the city lies under a dark cloud after a record number of wildfires ravaged the Amazon rainforest.

Amazon fires satellite image: Devastating Brazil rainforest fire burning at ‘record rate’WILDFIRES in the Amazon rainforest are tearing across Brazil at a record rate, a space agency has warned as shocking satellite images revealed the devastating extent of the raging infernos. its appalling that the majority of this media’s tweets are on things that are totally irrelevant to anyone’s lives and I only find 1 small ridden tweet about what is the world largest aver catastrophe ! Surely the burning of the Amazon forest and why deserves more attention !

18:57, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 19:26, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 0 The Amazon rainforest, which spans 5.12:09, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 15:36, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 0 Wildfires are raging across Brazil at a record rate according to Brazil’s space agency with more than 70,000 fires detected in the region this year alone.13:27, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 13:27, Wed, Aug 21, 2019 0 Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year as the devastation continues.By Lucia Binding, news reporter Fill 2 Copy 11 Wednesday 21 August 2019 03:42, UK A record 72,843 fires have burned in the Amazon this year Why you can trust Sky News Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research centre INPE.

5 million km2, has been devastated by a record number of raging wildfires this year. More than 73,000 have been recorded, a surge of 83 percent over the same period in 2018, according to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE). The wildfire blazes have grown so potent, they have blackened the skies above Sao Paulo, plunging the country’s largest city into darkness. The unprecedented increase in fires has been blamed on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and the newly elected head of state has faced mounting criticism over his environmental rhetoric. Related articles Amazon fires map: How much of the Amazon Rainforest has been LOST? The intense and longstanding fires have emanated considerable smoke and NASA has been able to take satellite footage the apocalyptic scenes. Related articles Amazon rainforest fire: When did the Amazon rainforest fire start? President Bolsonaro took office on January 1 and prioritised developing the Amazonian forest for farming and mining, ignoring international concern over increased deforestation. The red dots on the chart indicate fires burning within the last 24 hours, while yellow shading shows where the most intense blazes are burning right now. The Brazilian President has also brushed off claims made by INPE and suggested they had “made up” the figures. The Amazonas capital Manaus has been on environmental alert since Friday due to the fires.

The space agency said the large number of wildfires could not be attributed to the dry season or natural phenomena alone.co. Some conservationists have blamed Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for the forest fires, saying he has encouraged loggers and farmers to clear the land. Researcher Alberto Setzer said: “There is nothing abnormal about the climate this year or the rainfall in the Amazon region, which is just a little below average. Brazilian President Bolsonaro has been blamed for the escalation of the fires (Image: Getty) “The dry season creates the favourable conditions for the use and spread of fire, but starting a fire is the work of humans, either deliberately or by accident. Based on Google’s alert system, the area surrounded by the fire covers more than half of Brazil.” But Mr Bolsonaro said it was the time of the year of the “queimada” or burn, when farmers use fire to clear land. “The cold front changed the direction of the winds and transported this smoke to São Paulo. He has even said that non-governmental organisations could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to bring shame on the government after he cut their funding. Amazon fires map: A map showing the number of fires across Brazil since 2000 (Image: INFO AMAZONIA) Amazon fires map: An estimated measure done by Express.

Mr Bolsonaro claimed that “everything indicates” that NGOs are going to the Amazon to “set fire” to the forest. JUST IN:  This map shows how widespread the fires are (Image: InfoAmazonia) .uk shows approximately 640 million acres have been affected by the fire (Image: GOOGLE/EXPRESS) Brazil’s space research centre Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), recorded 72,843 fires in the Amazon this year alone, marking an 83 percent surge compared to the same period in 2018.” Ricardo Mello, head of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Amazon Programme, added the fires were “a consequence of the increase in deforestation seen in recent figures.