By Vedh Barre, Age 10, Helping Ninja
This is what you need to know about the Amazon Rainforest Fires
So incase you haven’t heard the amazon rainforest is on roll in a very bad and when i say this i maen it in a bad way it is on fire and it gives us 20% of the earths oxygen and here is the reason. cattle rancher burn the forest so there cattle graze and that is bad cuse we depend on it for oxygen.
Another reason it is our rain forests are in trouble is becuse big companies like Pepsico, Nestlé, etc etc for palm oil which they use to make candys dirinks and other commen items but they can use other things but use palm oil becuse it is the easiest to get.
These are the reasons why we need to protect the forest.
if you wan to read the full list of companies that have been linked to contributing to the deforastatoin of our rain forests, clck the link below.
Why should we care?
- The Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate. Brazil has seen more than 74,000 fires this year — nearly double 2018’s total of about 40,000 fires. About 10,000 new fires started in the last week alone.
- Scientists and environmentalists say the reason the Amazon is on fire is because farmers are deliberately starting blazes in their efforts to clear land for crops or livestock. One researcher estimated that humans start 99% of all Amazon rainforest fires.
- Such fires are a major cause of deforestation in the Amazon. If too much of the rainforest disappears, it could pass a tipping point after which it may become a savannah.