• Brazilian military begins operations to fight Amazon fires
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    Brazilian military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

    FOR US, APPRECIATE IT.>>TRANSLATOR: CAN’T UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE WANT TO DESTROY A CLEAN PLACE WITH FIRES. I CAN’T UNDERSTAND. AMAZON IS SO IMPORTANT FOR THE WORLD. YOU CAN’T DO THAT WITH THE AMAZON. THAT’S COMPLETELY WRONG, AND WE HAVE TO ACT. WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING QUICKLY BEFORE THE TIME ENDS. ERIC: THOSE MASSIVE FIRES ARE CONTINUING IN THE AMAZON TRIGGERING A GLOBAL CALL FOR ACTION. WORLD LEADERS DISCUSSING THAT CRISIS AT THE G7 SUMMIT IN FRANCE AS PROTESTERS IN BRAZIL TAKE TO THE STREETS. THIS COMING AFTER THE BRAZILIAN MILITARY NOW JOINING IN OPERATIONS. THE PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING, U.S., — THE IS STANDING BY REAY TO HELP — THE…

  • She Fell 10,000 Feet And Survived 11 Days in the Amazon Rainforest
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    She Fell 10,000 Feet And Survived 11 Days in the Amazon Rainforest

    She was exhausted, but she needed to keep moving. Her head throbbed with hunger. Every part of her body ached; she was covered in mosquito bites and had second degree sunburns. Her wristwatch stopped long ago, but she tried to estimate how many days it had been since she had fallen from the sky. At twilight she heard voices and thought that she was imagining things again. But then three men walked out of the rainforest and were stunned to see her. “I’m a girl who was in the LANSA crash,” she told them. “My name is Juliane.” Born to German zoologist parents Maria and Hans-Wilhelm on October 10, 1954,…

  • STRANGE Discoveries In The Amazon
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    STRANGE Discoveries In The Amazon

    From see-through amphibians no bigger than a thumbnail to steaming hot waters that course through the rainforest, today we look at Strange Discoveries In The Amazon. Number 10. Solar Halos When travelling the Tambopata river in Peru, be sure to look to the sky every break in the canopy for a gorgeous sight that occurs rarely in other parts of the world. Often referred to as a sun or solar halo, an optical formation decorates the bright sky crafting a variety of spectral effects. Of these different effects arise different types of halos, with the most common forms being circular halos, light pillars, and sun dogs. Circular halos occur when…

  • Fires Ravage the Amazon | The Daily Show
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    Fires Ravage the Amazon | The Daily Show

    Climate change. It’s once again the top issue for many people in America, partly because of the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, which is such a crazy storm that it somehow hit the Bahamas, the Carolinas and then, thanks to President Trump’s Sharpie pen, also Alabama. Yeah. Trump basically thinks his Sharpie can bend reality to be whatever he wants it to be, which I guess is why all his family photos look like this. But the conversation about climate change is happening all over the world more than ever, right now. And the focus is on another major disaster unfolding in Brazil. Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, the world’s largest, is burning…

  • The Amazon Rainforest Doesn’t Produce 20% of Our Oxygen, Here’s Why
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    The Amazon Rainforest Doesn’t Produce 20% of Our Oxygen, Here’s Why

    You may have seen images like this all over social media. The Amazon rainforest is burning, and these images have, understandably, caused international alarm, with media outlets, NGO’s and politicians all weighing in on the conversation about the value of one of the most unique and biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Amidst all the discussion, one particular claim has stood out: that the forests of the Amazon are the lungs of the Earth, producing 20% of the world’s oxygen. But, that’s not exactly right. Now, the Amazon is the world’s largest remaining rainforest, covering between 6-8 million square km of land, holding millions of species, from plants to insects, birds,…

  • What If We Lost The Amazon Rainforest?
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    What If We Lost The Amazon Rainforest?

    How long would it take for the world’s largest rainforest to burn down? If we don’t do anything to stop it, we’ll soon find out. The Amazon rainforest creates 20% of the Earth’s oxygen. It’s home to 30% of the planet’s species, and it holds the secrets to treating some of our most deadly diseases. If we destroy the Amazon rainforest, the consequences would be disastrous, and they’d be felt all over the world. Recently, massive forest fires have become the biggest threat to the Amazon’s survival. But unfortunately, the fires are just a part of a much bigger problem. For example, farming, mining, and logging are already responsible for…

  • Amazon Canopy Comes to Life through Laser Data
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    Amazon Canopy Comes to Life through Laser Data

    [music] Narrator: Pulses of laser light. 300,000 per second each one represented by a single leaf. Flying above a protected area of a Brazilian rainforest, NASA scientists measure changes in the canopy to understand how climate change affects the amount of carbon stored in the Amazon’s mighty trees. They flew the same transect of the forest three times over three years, first comparing two fairly normal weather years, 2013 and 2014, and then surveying again in 2016, after a severe El Niño drought. With trees more than 16 stories tall, airborne measurements capture changes in forest structure not possible from the ground or from space. Lighter areas, seen falling away…

  • How Amazon Fires Are Impacting Global Weather Patterns | NBC News Now
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    How Amazon Fires Are Impacting Global Weather Patterns | NBC News Now

    >>RECORD BREAKING FIRES KEEP BURNING IN AMAZON’S REGION. BURNING IN AMAZON’S REGION.>>Reporter: IN THE WAR TO SAVE>>Reporter: IN THE WAR TO SAVE THE AMAZON RAIN FOREST, THIS IS THE AMAZON RAIN FOREST, THIS IS ONE OF THE LOST BATTLE FIELDS. ONE OF THE LOST BATTLE FIELDS. FOLKS COME IN WITH CHAIN SAWS FOLKS COME IN WITH CHAIN SAWS AND CLEAR CUT, THEN CAUGHT ON AND CLEAR CUT, THEN CAUGHT ON FIRE. FIRE. THIS AREA BURNED ABOUT A WEEK THIS AREA BURNED ABOUT A WEEK AGE. AGE. THE IDEA IS ONCE THIS IS FINALLY THE IDEA IS ONCE THIS IS FINALLY CLEARED, IT WILL BE TURNED INTO CLEARED, IT WILL BE…

  • The Amazon isn’t “Burning” – It’s Being Burned
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    The Amazon isn’t “Burning” – It’s Being Burned

    good morning John so I’ve seen a bunch of tweets for the last few days I’m pretty angry which you know makes it exactly like every other few days in the last few years but in this specific case it was tweets like these the Amazon rainforest is seeing a record number of wildfires large swaths of the Amazon rainforest are burning fires are raging the Amazon region is burning now mostly this comes down to like a problem I have with reality which is that there’s just too much of it and thus it is very hard to be aware of all of it and so we end up…

  • What Happens To Earths Oxygen If The Amazon Rainforest Burns Down?
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    What Happens To Earths Oxygen If The Amazon Rainforest Burns Down?

    hello friends and welcome back to another video here on life’s biggest questions the channel that looks to answer those puzzling burning questions you want answers to today will be answering what happens to Earth’s oxygen if the Amazon rainforest burns down as always please drop us some comments with questions you want answered and stick around to find out if your comment from previous video got my attention I’ll be responding to some comments at the end of this one make sure you hit that subscribe button and the bells so you always get notified when we post a new video these are videos you don’t want to miss…