Amazon Rainforest Fires: Scientists Say Devastating for Climate Change
Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn it could be a devastating blow to the fight against climate change.
The fires are burning at the highest rate since Brazil started tracking the fires in 2013.
There have been more than 72,000 fires in Brazil this year with more than half in the Amazon region.
The Amazon rainforest produces 20% of the world’s oxygen, making it one of the world’s most important ecosystems.
It is considered vital in slowing climate change and it is also home to uncountable species of plants.