The Amazon rain-forest, is an important part of the planet since the Amazon Forest produces about 20% of the world’s oxygen. Amazons often called the “lungs of the Planet.”
The damage to forest could mean damage to the planet and a serious climate threat.
“The Amazon is incredibly important for our future, for our ability to stave off the worst of climate change,” Christian Poirier, the program director of non-profit organization Amazon Watch, said.
Poirier continued: “This isn’t hyperbole. We’re looking at untold destruction — not just of the Amazon but for our entire planet.”
According to the World Wildlife Fund, if it is irrevocably damaged, it could start emitting carbon instead — the major driver of climate change.
Whom to Blame?
According to Environmental organizations and researchers, the wildfires in the Brazilian rainforest were set by cattle ranchers and loggers who want to clear and utilize the land, emboldened by the country’s pro-business president.