There is a world somewhere between reality and fiction. Although ignored by many, it is very real and so are those living in it. This forum is about the natural world. Here, wild animals will be heard and respected. The forum offers a glimpse into an unknown world as well as a room with a view on the present and the future. Anyone able to speak on behalf of those living in the emerald forest and the deep blue sea is invited to join.
--- Peter Broekhuijsen ---

  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Update on Amazon rainforest fire 2019

India sanjay Offline
Wildanimal Enthusiast
*****
#1

I think this is getting worse, Brazil government didn't take needed action. Neither the international community is much concerned about this. This issue is way bigger than any issue right now across the globe.
I request members living in South America, please keep updating us about this mishap.
"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more" --Lord Byron
3 users Like sanjay's post
Reply

India sanjay Offline
Wildanimal Enthusiast
*****
#2

Here is a video



2 users Like sanjay's post
Reply

United States Pckts Online
Bigcat Enthusiast
******
#3

Not only did the Gov't not take the needed action, they encouraged the burning to begin with. This is a man made catastrophe as a direct result of Soy.
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is."
-Oscar Wilde
3 users Like Pckts's post
Reply

India sanjay Offline
Wildanimal Enthusiast
*****
#4

I think development of Country like Brazil and India will bring major consequences and catastrophic changes in environment
1 user Likes sanjay's post
Reply

Switzerland Spalea Offline
Wildanimal Lover
*****
#5

I don't know if we must cry or laugh but:

https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/12/brazi...ave-earth/

Does each citizen make a "biologic" effort whereas each government, and of course his in this particular case, doesn't stop devastating the planet ?

No, it's tragic ! I seriously believe that from one day to the other we are going to loose everything we have: our gadgets and gimmicks (iphone, computer, internet...), but also our elementary needs and welcome to a new "Stone age", but this time onto a quite polluted planet.

And a few very deep criminals (political and oligarchical) will quietly survive.
2 users Like Spalea's post
Reply

India sanjay Offline
Wildanimal Enthusiast
*****
#6

I don't know if this help that much, but I urge to sign in this petition

http://chng.it/jBH4zCWrqb
Reply

India sanjay Offline
Wildanimal Enthusiast
*****
#7

Amazon fires: Brazilian president sends army to tackle blaze after Emmanuel Macron moves to block EU-South America trade deal

https://in.news.yahoo.com/brazilian-pres...30303.html
Reply

Australia Richardrli Offline
Wildanimal Enthusiast
**
#8

Is Bolsonaro not the main culprit in all this?
Reply

United States Pckts Online
Bigcat Enthusiast
******
#9

(08-24-2019, 08:33 PM)Richardrli Wrote: Is Bolsonaro not the main culprit in all this?

His rederict absolutely is, he didnt light the fires himself but he told the farmers to clear out space for Soy farming which they did, burning double the amount they did the year before and causing the worst fire ever seen in the Amazon. He then said they didnt have the man power to fight the fire up until the UN wants to declare it an international emergency and now he "wants to send the army in"?
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is."
-Oscar Wilde
4 users Like Pckts's post
Reply

India sanjay Offline
Wildanimal Enthusiast
*****
#10

He is a joke. People like him should be barred from international community.
2 users Like sanjay's post
Reply

Australia Richardrli Offline
Wildanimal Enthusiast
**
#11

I don't want to delve too deeply into politics, but if the Brazilian political elite (or at least this current "president") has fanciful economic ambitions for their country at the expense of their greatest natural treasure then they will be sorry in the long run. The US of A will still strong-arm Brazil into doing whatever it wishes and Brazil will have no geopolitical power to determine it's own destiny. Of course, if the Amazon truly gets screwed over then all of South America will suffer big time.
4 users Like Richardrli's post
Reply

United States Polar Offline
Polar Bear Enthusiast
****
#12
( This post was last modified: 08-26-2019, 02:05 AM by Polar )

On one hand, I am not surprised that such a corrupt, fascist government would even go to such lengths to do something like this just to further his own agenda. On the other hand, the Amazon is one of Earth's largest "lungs" (along with the ocean, which is also declining in oxygen production), and one would think Bolsonaro would've thought (even for a single millisecond) of the potentially-devastating, widespread effects of burning down the forests, but no.

"Sending the army in" is most likely a codeword for literally eliminating the indigenous population in the forest, and if unsuccessful, controlling them. Literal fascism right there.
"Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people."

- Roy T. Bennett
3 users Like Polar's post
Reply

India Ashutosh Online
Member
**
#13

If you thought Amazon forest fires were bad, NASA has some terrible news from Central African jungles.

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-crisis-amazon-fires-brazil-congo-rainforest-africa-bolsonaro-nasa-macron-a9080741.html

   
2 users Like Ashutosh's post
Reply

Switzerland Spalea Offline
Wildanimal Lover
*****
#14

From an other side we don't have to forget the role of the big companies. OK we are criticizing Bolsonaro with good reason. For exemple, Macron the french president wants to help fighting the forest fires in this country, but what are doing the big french companies all over the world ? Total, responsible of the oil slicks, Ciment Lafarge which continues to work in Syria during all the conflict, having confess to have worked with the Islamic State, and so on... No matter the wars, business trade must go on.

The big companies often becoming more powerful than the states are never stopping their ravages within the third world countries. They are fiscally protected in order they can more and more increase their power of disrupt. No morality, no ethics, just a motto is ruling them "profits, benefits, rentability". The life ot the people, nations, wild nature doesn't matter at all.

Capitalism, capitalism, capitalism... Let us dare to name the scourge, Bolsonaro is just here for a short time. It's no use to revile an authoritarian Head of State and not be focused on the other. We are in front of a world plague. World plague, the only one globalism which succeeds now.

Are we able to qualify, name and criticize all the big companies working within the Amazonian forest ? And responsible of the current forest fires ?

Sorry for this thread, I know we don't have to speak politic. But criticizing Bolsonaro, because it would actually be fashionable to do it, isn't enough.
3 users Like Spalea's post
Reply






Users browsing this thread:
1 Guest(s)

About Us
Go Social     Subscribe  

Welcome to WILDFACT forum, a website that focuses on sharing the joy that wildlife has on offer. We welcome all wildlife lovers to join us in sharing that joy. As a member you can share your research, knowledge and experience on animals with the community.
wildfact.com is intended to serve as an online resource for wildlife lovers of all skill levels from beginners to professionals and from all fields that belong to wildlife anyhow. Our focus area is wild animals from all over world. Content generated here will help showcase the work of wildlife experts and lovers to the world. We believe by the help of your informative article and content we will succeed to educate the world, how these beautiful animals are important to survival of all man kind.
Many thanks for visiting wildfact.com. We hope you will keep visiting wildfact regularly and will refer other members who have passion for wildlife.

Forum software by © MyBB