More than 76,000 wildfires have burned in Brazil so far this year— the majority in the Amazon — amounting to an increase of more than 80% over the same time period last year, according to the country’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE).
Human-induced forest fires are ravaging the Amazon rain-forests. Meanwhile, Sub-Saharan African states of Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar are also on the face of the burning disaster. Locals and indigenous people in the region are panicking and they hope that their far-right leaning President Jair Bolsenaro takes matters in his hands soon and saves the lungs of the planet from burning out.
Bolsenaro had refused a 20 million dollar aid which was pledged to the Amazon by other countries at the G7 summit by saying that it was a plot by French President Emmanuel Macron to colonize Brazil. Now he has finally joined hands with other world leaders and agreed to provide the necessary attention the matter demands .