The biomass, which covers some 6.7 million square kilometers in South America, most of the lush Amazon rainforest tropics are found in Brazilian territory, but it is so large that it eventually extends to Venezuela, Suriname, French Guiana, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Whether in Tala or Quema, the constant deforestation of the Amazon basin has released significant amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to current global climate change. The problem is that Brazil’s National Space Research Institute has already recorded an 83% increase in the number of individual forest fires in the Amazon Basin in 2019 compared to 2018. The Amazon region as a whole has been threatened by the local population since the European colonization of South America, either to expand agricultural and livestock areas or to exploit the forest potential of this vast rainforest. The Rainforest Alliance states that, in general, every tropical forest is essential for the survival of all living things on Earth, as it is the most important way to absorb most of the harmful greenhouse gases emitted by human activities. The Amazon, like any tropical forest, contains billions and billions of tons of carbon, thus contributing to the stabilization of the global climate. Not only do fires destroy the world’s largest natural ecosystem, they also release large amounts of carbon dioxide and smoke into the atmosphere, which penetrate as far as the Atlantic coast. This is a concern for all of us, because regardless of the country we live in or the language we speak, the Amazon is the greatest resource for all living species. You must click on the link in the email to confirm your request. I suggest you start using Ecosia, a Bing-powered search engine that devotes most of its income to funding tree planting projects around the world. The Amazon rainforest.