Why the world is outraged by the Amazon fires

There has been a global and collective outrage following days of fires in the Amazon rain-forest, posing a threat to the world’s climate. The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world. It is a vital carbon store helping to slow down the pace of global warming. For many around the world the forest is a symbol of a significant source of breathing air for mankind. Considered the the “lungs of the world” the Amazon is also home to about three million species of plants and animals, and one million…

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