The Amazon is Burning

The Amazon is Burning

The Amazon forest is burning and has become a land of endless destruction, in other words.The smoke is thick and intense, and often blurs the constant stream of torched fields and winding roads, that have become heaps of ash. All one can see is death, and the Amazon forest has become akin to a cemetery. Much of the forests have been swallowed by the raging fires. Brazil has recorded 85 per cent more fires burning this time than last year.

Rondonia has 6,436 fires burning and has become one of the most deforested states in the Amazon. Brazilian President Jair Bosonaro was defiant and vehement when world leaders threatened him with trade sanctions and said he would send 43,000 troops to combat the raging inferno. However, there were hardly any signs of increased military presence in the region.

The task is insurmountable and what the Brazilian Government fails to understand when it encourages it's people for deforestation is that, once the forest area disappears, moisture will vanish, and the drier the land gets; the more susceptible to fires it becomes; forming a vicious circle.

Brazil now has to deal with the likelihood of permanent changes to it's ecology.The Amazon is extremely important for the oxygen content to the world and the water system all across the continent. What the repercussions will be can be clearly inferred, as we cut down drastically, the time period of our existence on this planet, as we methodically  and senselessly destroy the natural surroundings and environment, creating a recipe for absolute disaster that is bound to happen sooner, than later.