Amazon fires are ‘true apocalypse’, says Brazilian archbishop

Erwin Krutler says he expects next months papal synod to denounce destruction of rainforest The Laudato Si, published four years ago, which called for concrete steps to tackle the environmental crisis. Quick guide Amazon fires – what is happening and should we be concerned? Show Hide What is happening in the Amazon? Thousands ofstriking images from previous years burning seasons. This week, there are more large fires in Colombia and eastern Brazil than in the Amazon. Do we need to worry about oxygen? No. Although some reports have claimed the Amazon produces 20% of the worlds oxygen, it is not clear where this figure originated. The true figure is likely to be no more than 6%. Even if it were …

The Amazon Forest Has Been Burning For Weeks And NASA Shares Photos From Space

On Monday afternoon, the whole city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, went completely dark – as it turns out, the city was buried in smoke by the strong winds coming from forest fires burning nearly 1,700 miles away. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: bilocabr sevenstarsARMY  But they weren’t the only ones who noticed an increased fire activity. NASA released photos taken from space which show smoke surrounding the Amazon rainforest. leandromota NASA Even though the Amazon has been relatively fire-resistant due to its natural moisture and humidity, wildfires have increased during the last couple of decades and the cause is attributed to a combination of drought and human activity. NASA Experts associate this year’s increase with …

Brazil end Copa Amrica drought with victory over Peru in final

Brazil ended a 12-year wait to win the Copa Amrica after a first-half goal from Gabriel Jesus and a late Richarlison penalty helped see off Peru 3-1 in Rio Brazils Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as the hosts beat Peru to win the Copa Amrica for the ninth time at the Maracan stadium. The hosts took the lead after 15 minutes thanks to some great skill from Jesus on the wing. The Manchester City forward bamboozled two defenders and crossed for the unmarked verton to fire home from close range. Peru, who had not won this tournament since 1975, equalised a minute before half-time when Paolo Guerrero scored from the …