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The Amazon is often referred to as the planet's lungs, producing 20% of the oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere.
It is considered vital in slowing global warming, and it is home to uncountable species of fauna and flora. Roughly half the size of the United States, it is the largest rainforest on the planet.
Fire numbers have increased due to clinate change AND are also being deliberately started in the region to illegally deforest land for cattle ranching. Cattle ranching is the largest driver of deforestation in every Amazon country, accounting for 80 percent of current deforestation rates.
The lungs of our planet have been burning for over three weeks now. The Amazon is one of the most important ecosystems on earth. Deforestation needs to stop, especially when it's for unnecessary agricultural purposes 💔