In the South American country of Brazil, there is a fierce fire in the Amazon forests. It is the largest rain forest in the world.
There have been reports of a fire in this rainforest several times before, but, this time the matter is serious. Because of the fire and the smoke caused by it the Sao Paulo of Brazil has sunk into in the darkness.
Amazon forests create 20% oxygen in the planet. It has been on fire from the last 16 days. And, this is very frightening for the environment and for the world. So far, the international media has not paid attention to the whole matter.
Strong winds from the fire in the states of Amazon and Rondanina affected the 2,700 km area. Its pictures are becoming increasingly viral on social media.
Celebrities Stars Voice Their Concern
Many Bollywood celebs have voiced their concern over the seriousness of the incident. The stars are also requesting the media to focus on the matter.
Team India captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma shared a photo of the forest fire on Instagram, writing, “The Amazon jungle has been burning since last week. This is scary news. I would expect the media to have more attention to it.” #Saveamazon
Arjun Kapoor wrote, “Fire in the Amazon Rainforest, this is very frightening news. I can’t imagine what the effect will be on the environment of the entire world. It is very sad. #PrayforAmazons”
Actress Disha Patani wrote, “There is a terrible fire in the Amazon forest. It creates 20 percent oxygen in the planet. There has been a fire here for the last 16 days. There are no media coverage on it. Why?”
Tweets by Celebrities
The ‘lungs of our planet’ are burning! The #AmazonRainforest is home to about 3 Mn species of plants & animals and 1 Mn indigenous people. It plays an important role in keeping the planet’s carbon dioxide levels in check. We won’t exist without it! #SaveTheAmazon #PrayforAmazonas https://t.co/9rKfTYXolL
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) August 22, 2019
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Deniers of #ClimateChange we are being gutted by the fires caused by your denial! The Amazon forest, the lungs of our planet has been on fire for the last 16 days and more than 72000 fires have occurred already this year. When will world media give this more attention? #ClimateChangeIsReal #ActOnClimate #amazonia #amazonas #PrayForAmazonia @unenvironment @unitednations @unsdgadvocates