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    Smoke from the Amazon

    Hi,

    I am just wondering if anyone in Aruba at present can comment on whether the huge amounts of smoke from the fires in the Amazon are having any effect on Aruba. I was looking at satellite imagery and the area of coverage seemed to extend a long way north.
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    you can also check on the webcams

    here are a couple of links

    https://www.aruba.com/us/live-webcams-and-channels

    https://www.lacabana.com/en/webcam

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    ...this fire is so scary.... the Amazon is responsible for creating 20% of the oxygen for our plant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    ...this fire is so scary.... the Amazon is responsible for creating 20% of the oxygen for our plant!
    And in they don't have the resources needed to fight the fires.




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    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    And in they don't have the resources needed to fight the fires.
    ...and from what I understand no sense of urgency either....
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    From what I saw on the news there are almost 80,000 separate fires burning and only because of international pressure are they now deploying troops and planes.
    https://abcnews.go.com/WNN/video/ama...rning-65189801




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    per the news this morning: so far the only aid accepted has been from Israel

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    ...this fire is so scary.... the Amazon is responsible for creating 20% of the oxygen for our plant!
    CP...they claim that 1 in every 5 breaths we take has oxygen that is in part generated from the growth of the Amazon rain forest. This truly is a scary situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman View Post
    CP...they claim that 1 in every 5 breaths we take has oxygen that is in part generated from the growth of the Amazon rain forest. This truly is a scary situation.
    Agreed...… very upsetting....and what other ramifications should we expect....?
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    Unfortunately, we all help to achieve these fires in one way or another, albeit indirectly. They are cutting down the Amazon to produce more and more, not only for Brazilians, but mostly for the developed nations themselves. Minerals, beef, soybean all in very high demand for our own consumption. Same can be said for the cheap labor happening in many parts in Asia. It continues to happen because we as first world nations keep buying their clothes.

    The more we keep buying these products at the current and increasing rate, the more our forests will be destroyed.

    In Europe you are seeing a lot of companies pop up now with assurances that they steer clear of these practices. But until a major shift happens in how we as humans consume, I fear the worst for our planet in the not so far future.

    Edit: Forgot to add, I am not sure the smoke can even cross the equator due to the coriolis force
    Last edited by Arawak; 08-27-2019 at 04:33 PM.
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