Joining in with the "troops" to spread the word on Amazon fires that been burning now for 3 weeks, with little to no media coverage. BBC would rather speak about Trump and Greenland, than the burning lungs of the Earth 🌍
So: wildfires are burning around the world, but most alarming right now is in the Amazon rainforest. It’s an area that almost never burns on its own, yet the blazes have grown so intense that they blacked out the sky above São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, on Monday. The state of Amazonas has declared an emergency.
Many of fires in the world stem from unprecedented warmth and dryness across many parts of the world this year. Amazon rainforest, which remains drenched for much of the year, does not burn naturally. Instead, the fires are ignited by people.
Illegal logging operations in Brazil have been known to start fires as a tactic to drive indigenous people off their land and to cover their tracks. “There is nothing abnormal about the climate this year or the rainfall in the Amazon region, which is just a little below average,” Alberto Setzer, a researcher at Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), told Reuters. “The dry season creates the favorable conditions for the use and spread of fire, but starting a fire is the work of humans, either deliberately or by accident.” The source of the current wildfires in Brazil is not yet known, and the government in Brazil is not all that inclined to find out. Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, called the deforestation data “lies.” Right now, the Amazon has been deforested by 15 percent or more from its primeval state and scientists are worried that if it reaches 25 percent, there won’t be enough trees cycling water through the forest. The region will cross a tipping point and eventually degrade into savanna.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change earlier this month reported that conserving areas like the Amazon rainforest will be integral to mitigating climate change. But with the current pace of wildfires and deforestation, the world is rapidly galloping in the wrong direction.
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by the legendary Mexican Architect #luisbarragan
. Completed in 1976 !! Minimalist shapes with bold colours! It was the last project that the architect oversaw before his death in 1988. He initially didn’t want to take the project until he visited the site and saw the big Jacaranda tree and designed the private residence around it. I can only imagine that living in such a gorgeous architecture and brilliant use of colours must change the way you see life as a whole. As according to Barragán, “The ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity,sorcery, and mystery.”
So many beautiful details such as, having the dinning table next to the pool. Barragán was just simply a genius!
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