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Devastating Amazon fires were started as farmers

Devastating Amazon fires have started ranchers, experts say 99 percent of all rain forests are caused by humans

  • Livestock farmers and farmers who routinely use fire to clear land for agriculture and grazing are considered to be the catalyst for the record growth of fires this year.
  • The non-profit sector of Amazon Watch says that most fires like this are lit & # 39; by people & # 39; to be
  • The Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE) says that 99 percent of the fires in the Amazon & # 39; intentionally or accidentally & # 39; is caused by people
  • Almost half of Brazil is covered with smoke while the fires spread from the east to the Atlantic coast
  • Since the beginning of 2019, nearly 73,000 rain forest fires have been reported in Brazil
  • Deforestation has increased by 80 percent from 2018 to 2019
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According to various experts, the raging Amazon inferno that left half of Brazil covered with smoke and darkness was probably started by people, not by lightning or any other natural cause.

Christian Poirier, who acts as a non-profit conservation director known as Amazon Watch, says cattle ranchers and farmers regularly lit fires in rainforest land to cut it for agriculture and grazing.

He noted that even during dry seasons, the humid and humid rainforest does not catch fire as easily as dry bushlands in low rainfall environments, such as Australia or California.

& # 39; The vast majority of these fires have been lit by people & # 39 ;, Poirier said CNN.

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The raging Amazon inferno that left half of Brazil covered with smoke and darkness is, according to various experts, probably started by people, not by lightning or any other natural cause

The Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE) says that 99 percent of the fires in the Amazon & # 39; intentionally or accidentally & # 39; is caused by people

Almost half of Brazil is covered with smoke while the fires spread from the east to the Atlantic coast

Almost half of Brazil is covered with smoke while the fires spread from the east to the Atlantic coast

Almost half of Brazil is covered with smoke while the fires spread from the east to the Atlantic coast

Since the beginning of 2019, nearly 73,000 rain forest fires have been reported in Brazil

Since the beginning of 2019, nearly 73,000 rain forest fires have been reported in Brazil

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Since the beginning of 2019, nearly 73,000 rain forest fires have been reported in Brazil

An estimated 99 percent of the fires in the Amazon are caused by people, & # 39; on purpose or by accident & # 39 ;, according to Alberto Setzer, a senior scientist at the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

Rainforest Alliance Chief Programming Officer Nigel Sizer said that man-made deforestation techniques such as these are responsible for 80 to 90 percent of tropical forest loss around the world.

Deforestation in Brazil increased by around 80 percent in 2019 compared to the previous year.

& # 39; There are many analyzes and satellite data showing that so much land has already been released – many abandoned or very poorly used and managed – that we could use it to grow food. We don't have to cut new forests to do this in Brazil, & Sizer told CNN.

The country's president, Jair Bolsonaro, has taken over the heat of critics who say that his relaxed environmental controls and encouragement of the Amazon's deforestation efforts to stimulate the nation's economic growth have created the conditions for the nation's current disaster.
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The country's president, Jair Bolsonaro, has taken over the heat of critics who say that his relaxed environmental controls and encouragement of the Amazon's deforestation efforts to stimulate the nation's economic growth have created the conditions for the nation's current disaster.

The country's president, Jair Bolsonaro, has taken over the heat of critics who say that his relaxed environmental controls and encouragement of the Amazon's deforestation efforts to stimulate the nation's economic growth have created the conditions for the nation's current disaster.

Bolsonaro, often called the Donald Trump of Brazil, also suggested that the fires may have been caused by non-governmental employees of the organization (NGO) who were angry with him for cutting off their funding

Bolsonaro, often called the Donald Trump of Brazil, also suggested that the fires may have been caused by non-governmental employees of the organization (NGO) who were angry with him for cutting off their funding

Bolsonaro, often called the Donald Trump of Brazil, also suggested that the fires may have been caused by non-governmental employees of the organization (NGO) who were angry with him for cutting off their funding

Since the beginning of the year, nearly 73,000 rain forest fires have been reported in Brazil.

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The country's president, Jair Bolsonaro, has taken on the heat of critics who say that his relaxed environmental controls and encouragement of the Amazon's deforestation efforts to stimulate the nation's economic growth have created the conditions for the current disaster.

Bolsonaro called on the nation's army on Friday to help fight forest fires in the Amazon.

The populist politician, often called the Donald Trump of Brazil, also suggested that the fires may have been caused by non-governmental employees of the organization (NGO) who were angry with him for cutting off their funding.

& # 39; We have taken money from the NGO's (non-governmental organizations) & # 39 ;, he told reporters. & # 39; They now feel the pinch of lack of funding. So maybe the NGO types perform these criminal acts to generate negative attention against me and the Brazilian government. & # 39;

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