This is only the beginning, the world is choking: Time to Wake up and take the right steps, otherwise soon, you have to pay for oxygen for the breath of life! Think that through!
‘Enjoy It While It Lasts: Dropping Oxygen Will Eventually Suffocate Most Life on Earth.’
Photo: Daily Mirror, Friday 13 September 2019
‘Brazil’s Amazon rainforest – the world’s largest rainforest responsible for 20 percent of the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere – is burning at an unprecedented rate right now. Often referred to as “the lungs of the planet,” the Amazon is home to more than three million species of animals and plants, and one million indigenous people. It is also a vital carbon storage that slows the pace of global warming…’- Continue to read
Amazon on Fire!
‘The Amazon is burning at a rate not seen since we started keeping track.
The smoke is reaching cities 2,000 miles away.’-INSIDER
'Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs'
‘Cutting emissions more urgent than ever, say scientists, with forest producing more than a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.’
‘The Amazon rainforest is now emitting more carbon dioxide than it is able to absorb, scientists have confirmed for the first time.
The emissions amount to a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, according to a study. The giant forest had previously been a carbon sink, absorbing the emissions driving the climate crisis, but is now causing its acceleration, researchers said.
Most of the emissions are caused by fires, many deliberately set to clear land for beef and soy production. But even without fires, hotter temperatures and droughts mean the south-eastern Amazon has become a source of CO2, rather than a sink.
“The first very bad news is that forest burning produces around three times more CO2 than the forest absorbs. The second bad news is that the places where deforestation is 30% or more show carbon emissions 10 times higher than where deforestation is lower than 20%.”-Luciana Gatti, at the National Institute for Space Research in Brazil
'Growing trees and plants have taken up about a quarter of all fossil fuel emissions since 1960, with the Amazon playing a major role as the largest tropical forest. Losing the Amazon’s power to capture CO2 is a stark warning that slashing emissions from fossil fuels is more urgent than ever, scientists said.
The research used small planes to measure CO2 levels up to 4,500m above the forest over the last decade, showing how the whole Amazon is changing. Previous studies indicating the Amazon was becoming a source of CO2 were based on satellite data, which can be hampered by cloud cover, or ground measurements of trees, which can cover only a tiny part of the vast region…’- Continue to read
‘Scientists Warn Climate Change Is Suffocating the World's Oceans.’
‘Low oxygen caused the death of these corals and others in Bocas del Toro, Panama.
The dead crabs pictured also succumbed to the loss of dissolved oxygen.'| Arcadio Castillo/ Via Seeker
‘German scientists have determined what many have feared: Climate change has reduced the amount of dissolved oxygen in the world's oceans, a situation that can have dire consequences for marine organisms.
Researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtze Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany found that between 1960 and 2010, the oxygen content in the world's oceans declined by 2 percent. The study also notes that because oxygen is not spread out evenly among the world's oceans, the overall 2 percent decline means that some areas have seen a much steeper decline in oxygen than others.
The Pacific Ocean, the world's largest, lost the most overall volume of oxygen, although the most precipitous decline occurred in the Arctic Ocean where climate change is ravaging the environment. The findings were published in the February edition of the journal Nature…’- Continue to read
The Wisdom of Mother Nature belongs to all Life.
Let be guided and inspired by Her and Save the Web of Life
'Be like the sun for grace and mercy.
Be like the night to cover others’ faults.
Be like running water for generosity.
Be like death for rage and anger.
Be like the Earth for modesty.
Appear as you are.
Be as you appear.'- Rumi
Photo: Petal Republic
If something is abundantly so clear, it is extremely obvious and self-evident
Discover what you love, what you value
Then,for sure, you will look after it.
Be in love with life and the living and the world will be a better place.- Kamran Mofid
What if the Amazon Rainforest Disappeared?
Save the Lungs of Earth-Amazon Rainforest
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Amazon rainforest ‘will collapse if Bolsonaro remains president’
‘The collapse of the Amazon rainforest is inevitable if Jair Bolsonaro remains president of Brazil, academics and environmental activists have warned amid a fresh government assault on protections for the forest.
Despite evidence that fire, drought and land clearance are pushing the Amazon towards a point of no return, they say the far-right leader is more interested in placating the powerful agribusiness lobby and tapping global markets that reward destructive behaviour.
The onslaught on forest safeguards has picked up pace. On Wednesday the lower house was due to vote on legislation that would reward land grabbers by legalising ownership of property that had been illegally invaded and cleared before 2014.
...Since Bolsonaro took power in 2019, deforestation and fire in the Amazon have risen to their highest levels in more than a decade. The past three months have continued that trend, though slightly behind last year’s peaks. Given the tinder-dry conditions in many parts of the Amazon, there are fears that the usual peak of the fire season in July and August could be worse than usual.
Scientists suspect the rainforest may be slipping into a series of vicious cycles. At a local level, land clearance and burning led to extended droughts and higher temperatures, which in turn weakens the resilience of the ecosystem and leads to more fire…’-Continue to read
And this is the man who is destroying the world, a very good friend of America and the western world!!
Trump sings the praises of the ultra-right wing politician engaged
in Ecocide who is also a COVID-19 denier
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro presents U.S. President Donald Trump with a Brazil national team jersey at the White House in
Washington, DC, on March 19, 2019. Photo: Pool / Getty Images / CNN)
‘Jair Bolsonaro: a danger to Brazil, and the world.’- Editorial, The Guardian, 5 April 2021
‘The prospect of the rightwing extremist Jair Bolsonaro becoming Brazil’s president was always frightening. This was a man with a history of denigrating women, gay people and minorities, who praised authoritarianism and torture. The nightmare has proved even worse in reality. Not only has he used a dictatorship-era national security law to pursue critics, and overseen a surge in deforestation of the Amazon to a 12-year high, he has allowed coronavirus to rampage unchecked, attacking movement restrictions, masks and vaccines. More than 60,000 Brazilians died in March alone. “Bolsonaro has managed to turn Brazil into a gigantic hellhole,” Colombia’s former president, Ernesto Samper, tweeted recently. The spread of the more contagious P1 variant is imperilling other countries…’- Continue to read