Celebrities React To Amazon Rainforest Fires

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Celebrities and artists from all over the world are speaking out about the fires taking place in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest.

The number of fires in the Brazilian Amazon between Jan. 1 and Aug. 20 -- more than 74,000 as of Tuesday -- has risen 84% from the same period in 2018, according to data from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), which used satellites to collect its research.

The organization Greenpeace also reported that the wildfires are so intense that smoke loomed over the city of Sao Paolo, more than a thousand miles away

Here are some of the reactions:

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A floresta tem um papel fundamental no equilíbrio do clima na Terra e, consequente, em nossas vidas. Não podemos fechar os olhos para o que está acontecendo na Amazônia. As queimadas crescentes vêm destruindo em dias o que a natureza leva anos, séculos para construir. Eu já estive lá e pude ver de perto como tudo acontece. O desmatamento na Amazônia vem acontecendo há anos e isso tem que parar!! Pela nossa saúde e pela saúde do nosso Planeta! Foto: Fogo floresta 2003 #TodospelaAmazonia #PrayforAmazonia #TogetherfortheAmazon 🌳 🌳 🌳 🌳 🌳 The forest plays a key role in balancing the Earth's climate and consequently in our lives. We cannot close our eyes to what is happening in the Amazon. The increased burnings have been destroying in days, what nature takes years, centuries to build. I've spent a lot of time there and was able to see closely how everything happens. Deforestation in the Amazon is been going on for year and this has to stop...for our health and the health of our planet! Photo: Forest Fire 2003

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#Repost @toyamontoya with @get_repost ・・・ SI ESTO ESTÁ PASANDO ! SI ES ATERRADOR - A todos los interesados, abrumados que quieren enterarse cómo ayudar que se puede hacer que mitigue, que regenere, acá va una lista de gente muy seria con mucha experiencia en la conservación Amazónica- contactarlos, apoyarlos informarnos. Que no se quede esto en un post, en un instastory o en un😱 Estas son las ong en Colombia: WWF, The Nature Conservancy, Conservación Internacional, Fundacion Tropenbos, Amazon Conservation Team, Gaia Amazonas, Fundacion Puerto Rastrojo, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Fundacion para la Conservacion y el Desarrollo Sostenible, Fundacion Natura, Etnollano en el Area del cooredor AAA: Instituto Socioambiental (Brasil), Instituto de Pesquisa e Formação Indígena (Brasil), Fundacion Gaia (COLOMBIA), ECOCIENCIA (Ecuador), Naturaleza y Cultura (Ecuador), Wataniba (Venezuela), Instituto del Bien Comun (Peru), Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (Peru), Guyana Society for Biodiversity and Ecosystems (Guyana) @gaiaamazonas @margomezsoto @carocarohv @habitat.sur @quiasma #repost @organizmo_design_build

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