Brazil’s Amazon fires could cause disastrous Climate Change impact
About 77,000 fires have been recorded across Brazil over the last 12 months. A map from NASA shows those fires across South America. Satellite imaging also shows the amount of carbon monoxide those fires have produced this month alone. In less than two weeks, they have pushed the levels by nearly two thirds. Carbon monoxide plays a huge role in air pollution and climate change. The Amazon is often referred to as the “lungs of the earth” because of the amount of carbon dioxide it absorbs and oxygen it produces, basically supplying more than 20 percent of the world’s oxygen.