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IT COULD CAUSE HIGH WINDS AND MORE ALONG THE ENTIRE EASTERN WINDS AND MORE ALONG THE ENTIRE EASTERN SEABOARD. THE ENTIRE EASTERN SEABOARD.>>>KERRY SANDERS HAS SEABOARD.>>>KERRY SANDERS HAS MADE HIS WAY TO BRAZIL>>>KERRY SANDERS HAS MADE HIS WAY TO BRAZIL TONIGHT. MADE HIS WAY TO BRAZIL TONIGHT.>>SINCE HIS EASE TONIGHT.>>SINCE HIS EASE ELECTS THE BRAZILIAN>>SINCE HIS EASE ELECTS THE BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT HAS PROMISE ELECTS THE BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT HAS PROMISE TO DO ROLL BRACK PRESIDENT HAS PROMISE TO DO ROLL BRACK PROTECTIONS ON THE TO DO ROLL BRACK PROTECTIONS ON THE AMAZON RAIN FOREST, PROTECTIONS ON THE AMAZON RAIN FOREST, BUT TONIGHT HE’S AMAZON RAIN FOREST, BUT TONIGHT HE’S DEPLOYING HIS ARMED BUT TONIGHT HE’S DEPLOYING HIS ARMED FORCES TO PROTECT DEPLOYING HIS ARMED FORCES TO PROTECT WHAT’S BEING DRY. FORCES TO PROTECT WHAT’S BEING DRY. DESTROYED. WHAT’S BEING DRY. DESTROYED. TONIGHT THE BRAZILIAN DESTROYED. TONIGHT THE BRAZILIAN MILITARY WITH ORDERS TONIGHT THE BRAZILIAN MILITARY WITH ORDERS TO DO WHAT THEY CAN TO MILITARY WITH ORDERS TO DO WHAT THEY CAN TO STOP THE VAST FIRES, TO DO WHAT THEY CAN TO STOP THE VAST FIRES, TO STOP THOSE STOP THE VAST FIRES, TO STOP THOSE CLEAR-CUTTING THE TO STOP THOSE CLEAR-CUTTING THE TREES, SOME MORE THAN CLEAR-CUTTING THE TREES, SOME MORE THAN 400 YEARS OLD. TREES, SOME MORE THAN 400 YEARS OLD. THE RAIN FOREST 400 YEARS OLD. THE RAIN FOREST DESTRUCTION THIS YEAR THE RAIN FOREST DESTRUCTION THIS YEAR IS HISTORIC. DESTRUCTION THIS YEAR IS HISTORIC. MORE THAN 2 MILLION IS HISTORIC. MORE THAN 2 MILLION SQUARE MILES. MORE THAN 2 MILLION SQUARE MILES. THE SO-CALLED LUNGS OF SQUARE MILES. THE SO-CALLED LUNGS OF PLANET EARTH, THE SO-CALLED LUNGS OF PLANET EARTH, RESPONSIBLE FOR 20% OF PLANET EARTH, RESPONSIBLE FOR 20% OF OUR OXYGEN, NOW SAY RESPONSIBLE FOR 20% OF OUR OXYGEN, NOW SAY SCIENTISTS AT A OUR OXYGEN, NOW SAY SCIENTISTS AT A TIPPING POINTS. SCIENTISTS AT A TIPPING POINTS.>>THE AMAZON IS VERY TIPPING POINTS.>>THE AMAZON IS VERY IMPORTANT TO CLIMATE>>THE AMAZON IS VERY IMPORTANT TO CLIMATE SECURITY, FOR CLIMATE IMPORTANT TO CLIMATE SECURITY, FOR CLIMATE STABILITY, TO FIGHT SECURITY, FOR CLIMATE STABILITY, TO FIGHT THE CLIMATE CRISIS WE STABILITY, TO FIGHT THE CLIMATE CRISIS WE ARE GOING THROUGH. THE CLIMATE CRISIS WE ARE GOING THROUGH.>>Reporter: IN THE ARE GOING THROUGH.>>Reporter: IN THE LAST 40 YEARS, THE>>Reporter: IN THE LAST 40 YEARS, THE AREA THE SIZE OF LAST 40 YEARS, THE AREA THE SIZE OF FRANCE DESTROYED TO AREA THE SIZE OF FRANCE DESTROYED TO MAKE WAY FOR FARMERS FRANCE DESTROYED TO MAKE WAY FOR FARMERS GRAZING CATTLE, MAKE WAY FOR FARMERS GRAZING CATTLE, PLANTING SOY BEANS. GRAZING CATTLE, PLANTING SOY BEANS. IT WAS ONLY AFTER PLANTING SOY BEANS. IT WAS ONLY AFTER PROTESTS AROUND THE IT WAS ONLY AFTER PROTESTS AROUND THE WORLD AND THE PROTESTS AROUND THE WORLD AND THE THE THE #SAVETHE WORLD AND THE THE THE #SAVETHE THE #SAVETHEAMAZON THE THE #SAVETHE THE #SAVETHEAMAZON ONLINE THAT THE THE #SAVETHEAMAZON ONLINE THAT THE PRESIDENT OS — BUT ONLINE THAT THE PRESIDENT OS — BUT SCIENTISTS ARE PRESIDENT OS — BUT SCIENTISTS ARE SKEPTICAL. SCIENTISTS ARE SKEPTICAL.>>WE’RE NOT SURE IF SKEPTICAL.>>WE’RE NOT SURE IF SENDING A FEW>>WE’RE NOT SURE IF SENDING A FEW THOUSANDS SOLDIERS SENDING A FEW THOUSANDS SOLDIERS WILL BE SUFFICIENT. THOUSANDS SOLDIERS WILL BE SUFFICIENT.>>Reporter: IN WILL BE SUFFICIENT.>>Reporter: IN BOLIVIA TODAY, A THIRD>>Reporter: IN BOLIVIA TODAY, A THIRD DAY OF WATER DROPS BOLIVIA TODAY, A THIRD DAY OF WATER DROPS FROM THE SUPERTANKER DAY OF WATER DROPS FROM THE SUPERTANKER BASED IN COLORADO, THE FROM THE SUPERTANKER BASED IN COLORADO, THE CREW FLEW DIRECTLY BASED IN COLORADO, THE CREW FLEW DIRECTLY FROM CALIFORNIA, BUT CREW FLEW DIRECTLY FROM CALIFORNIA, BUT THE RAIN FOREST IS A FROM CALIFORNIA, BUT THE RAIN FOREST IS A DIFFERENT TYPE AND THE THE RAIN FOREST IS A DIFFERENT TYPE AND THE AIR DROPS ARE NOT AS DIFFERENT TYPE AND THE AIR DROPS ARE NOT AS EFFECTIVE. AIR DROPS ARE NOT AS EFFECTIVE.>>WE ARE EFFECTIVE.>>WE ARE SIGNIFICANTLY>>WE ARE SIGNIFICANTLY OUTMATCHED AND SIGNIFICANTLY OUTMATCHED AND UNDERGUNNED. OUTMATCHED AND UNDERGUNNED. JUST ABLE TO HANG ON UNDERGUNNED. JUST ABLE TO HANG ON WITH OUR FINGERNAILS JUST ABLE TO HANG ON WITH OUR FINGERNAILS TO HELP THEM. WITH OUR FINGERNAILS TO HELP THEM.>>Reporter: WE CAME TO HELP THEM.>>Reporter: WE CAME POUND BILL VOLCKER>>Reporter: WE CAME POUND BILL VOLCKER FROM WISCONSIN, BIRD POUND BILL VOLCKER FROM WISCONSIN, BIRD WATCHING TODAY. FROM WISCONSIN, BIRD WATCHING TODAY.>>MY REAL CONCERN IS WATCHING TODAY.>>MY REAL CONCERN IS I’M NOT DOWN HERE JUST>>MY REAL CONCERN IS I’M NOT DOWN HERE JUST TO SEE THIS BEFORE I’M NOT DOWN HERE JUST TO SEE THIS BEFORE IT’S GONE. TO SEE THIS BEFORE IT’S GONE.>>Reporter: THE IT’S GONE.>>Reporter: THE QUESTION THAT NO ONE

47 Comments

  • Rina Varughese

    This just breaks my heart. We need to reforest as much as we can- everywhere we can. We can't rely on tyrants in office…

  • Meb

    I bet the amazon rainforest will be gone within a few years and Brazil will experience a Dust Bowl Storm. The land will become a dessert and rainfall will seize .

  • Kip McEwen

    The NYT has reported that satellites have shown the fires are mostly on preexisting farmland & farmers burn them. No proof from any news outlet that it was arsonists or in prrfominantly forested areas. Secondly, the fires in 2010 and 2003 have been said to have been as bad or worse than this years so the world is not coming to an end thus the hysteria is not wartanted. Third, in the past few decades, 5% more forest land has been added to the planet equal to the size of the Amazon. Fourth, neither the New York times nor any other outlet has proven that Bolsonaro ordered the fires.

  • PuppyLuvU2

    I can't breath X..X

    Side thought countries that produce large amounts of air for the world should make a air tax for other countries. Protecting our air aint cheap after all. seems silly in thought but will it be silly when the air gets so bad we need to buy monthly supplies of air being pumped into our homes so we can prevent developing breathing disorders or suffocating to death?

  • Al B

    It is my understanding that Brazil farmers are clear cutting new land because they've so depleted the farm land they already have that soy bean plants are only producing half what they did just give years ago. For them it is cheaper to clear new land than to revitalize what they already have. This, paired with chinese sanctions on higher quality soy from the US, I am not surprised in the least that Brazil's rain forest is burning.

  • YeetBoyz4life

    I can't believe this is happening! This is cruel! Our climate will change forever, and not In a good way! I really wanna help, so I think I'll be picking up more trash, and do good things.. I don't know what we have become anymore. We are toxic and I have a feeling that will never EVER change, and that's only ONE sad pat, our earth is dying, and we are supposed to keep this place for another of millions and millions of years! and now it'll be shorter!

  • Darius Moon

    Hmm, we just saw an article from New York Times that the burning was not in excess to past years. (even the NASA pics about fires showed nothing exceptional and had far larger fires in the middle of Africa)

  • Doctor Body Hammer

    Deforestation is up 80% from last year, and that was before the fires. This is no coincidence, you have your new president to thank

  • Gaudencio dominguez

    This is want happiness when we elect stupid people for president f$#@ greedy MF. the just tinkering about he's packet . He will be remembered is the president of Brazil who killed the Amazon. I hope he is happy.

  • soundxcrash

    what they need to do now is Plant trees use drones to drop water or seeds have a plane spill water . they need to help regrow trees yes mother nature can do that but it will take her time ifbut we need to contribute fast as we are constantly using land

  • Tobias Forge

    Why is the US sending planes ? If we had a fire, they wouldn't be sending help for us … This is why the US is 23 trillion dollars in debt. Let the rest of the world handle their own problems.

  • Sublimation_ixi

    The ONLY solution is to dig up massive trees from somewhere else and then drop them on all the fires to put them out. Anyone who disagrees is a anti-environment climate denier.

  • Pasquale Gelardi

    Cleaning the forest of dead wood is a good thing .
    CO2 increases the food for plants.
    This is natural as is oil from Mother Earth.

  • Sam Vana

    I have the solution of all the wars and the solution of environmental destruction:) Any politician or political party who declared war or made deregulation of the environmental protection. Send them to fight at the front line or send them to clean up the mess

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