The Amazon

The talk of the news lately has been about the Amazon Rainforest. Is has been burning for 3 weeks now, and is still burning. Brazil reported at least 74,000 fires within the Amazon Rainforest this year only, which is an increase of 84% compared to last year. This is unusual because usually the area is too wet to ignite any sort of fire, so it had to have been started by humans. 

On social media platforms like Facebook, the top trending fundraisers are related to the Amazon Rainforest. Donated funds like that are used typically for long-term projects that support government lobbying. The article ended with “It’s impossible to ignore politics and think that you can donate money to address climate change or save the Amazon”. 

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