Amazon Rainforest on Fire

Jada Sands, Editor

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The Amazon is being destroyed at a drastic rate. Many loggers are at the hands of this fire that is sending smog over much of Brazil. These ranchers and loggers have lit the rainforest to quickly destroy these trees to clear and utilize this land. These being blamed have much to come for them as they have destroyed a non-replaceable ecosystem on Earth. Many are blaming President Bolsonaro who had cut the environmental agency budget in Brazil down 24 percent. This means they didn’t have the budget to monitor the forest and prevent illegally set forest fires. Alberto Setzer, a senior scientist at INPE said 99 percent of the fires are a result of human actions “either on purpose or by accident”. We need to prevent these forest fires and be more cognizant of our actions towards the important ecosystems on our planet.