Headlines have been overreacting for weeks about the amazon fires saying the Amazon rainforest is burning, save the amazon … But what nobody expected when looking at the fire map you will see both the fires this year and those that have burned in the four previous years: the bulk remains almost entirely intact.
People easily are driven by media this day, once CNN or BBC say it then it’s right and people start making judgments very quick, we can’t deny the fire in Brasil isn’t an easy thing, more than 57,500 fires have been set in the Brazilian portion of the Amazon in 2019; And all of these blazes endanger the nearly 1 million indigenous people spread across 305 tribes who call the rainforest home. but the idea is never quickly to choose a side to defend unless you do your own researches.
The heart of the Amazon isn’t actually on fire. instead, most of the fires were detected at the fringes of the forest
Here you can see August Fires in the Amazon in the last 6 years
Deforestation and fires are up, but still not as high as in the past
Source: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais