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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: