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Amazon rainforest fires: How it affects the world and you

Aug 28, 2019 17:33 IST
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Blazes have been torching the world’s largest tropical forest for several weeks now. A recent statement from greenpeace said that the number of fires increase, so do greenhouse gas emissions, increasing the planet’s overall temperature and the occurrence of extreme weather events, such as major droughts. The issue also came up for discussion in the recent G7 meet, but Brazil rejected the offer of $22 million made by world leaders.