Posted by: atowhee | August 25, 2019


Burn, baby, burn.

Aug. 28.  Click here for look at the three major hotspots now: Arctic, Brazil, Indonesia.

Here’s a look at the market politics behind the Amazon fires.

Our lungs are not being treated well.  By “lungs” I mean the forest that is supposed to produce twenty percent of the released oxygen on this planet every year.

For a careful analysis of the actual atmospheric effects of the Amazon fire, click here.  Some of the earlier cited talking points in coverage may be just hot air.  There is no doubt about the release of carbon into the atmosphere and the possible long-term effects on global weather patterns due to lack of transpiration from such a gigantic forest now being diminished.

The Amazon fire(s) are just another financial disaster because people are burned out, or income lost.  Not just a natural disaster because wildlife and habitats are destroyed.  Not in any way a natural disaster–these fires set on purpose, for greed.

So if you’ve been ignoring it, or thinking it’s too far away to matter:

Click here for one look at why these fires matter more than a killer fire in Greece or California, or even a unusual fire in Greenland.

Click here for an analysis of why burning the Amazon is the global issue that France’s Macron says it is.  If it begins to decrease rainfall over the American Midwest for decades we here in the exceptional nation, the chosen ones to some, will be paying the price for Bolsonaro’s arrogant ignorance and greed.

Here’s a quick video on the burning itself.

BBC fly-over as military gets into the fire fight.  Dry season is just beginning.

Here’s a look at the politics behind the burning.  Sucks to your optimism basically. Here’s a sample sentence: “Even if people were to replant half a continent’s worth of trees, the diversity of creatures across Amazonia, once lost, will not be replenished for roughly 10 million years. And that is 33 times longer than Homo sapiens, as a species, has existed.”

Here, just to put this into some context, is a report using the C-word.  That would be “collapse.”

Having learned from an expert on political lying, Bolsonaro is accusing the news media of fake news, saying there is no crisis.

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