The Amazon has been burning for three weeks, and I'm just finding it out now because of the lack of media coverage.
According to preliminary data collected by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), approximately 870 square miles of Amazonian forest was destroyed by human-made fires in July. This represents a 278-percent increase in the amount of forest destroyed during in the same period in 2018.
On top of rapid deforestation, the world is busy with consumption and “local problems”, but the rainforest concerns us all:
The rainforest provides a home for more than 10 million species of both flora and fauna, or around 30% of the world's species. If the forest is destroyed it could lead to very negative effects on the ecosystem, and the world as a whole. It also contains 25% of the earth's fresh water and provides a massive 20% of the world's clean oxygen. Losing the Amazon, in simpler terms, would make it harder for one to breathe without poisoning the lungs. Seems that Salvini and Boris Johnson gets more attention.
Update: Watson.de was the first german news Site that mentioned the rain forest damage, after 30,000 (!!!!) #PRAYFORAMAZONIA posts on social media.