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Amazon Rainforest Fires – What you need to know



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  1. Please SHARE THIS VIDEO if you found it useful. Thanks for watching. Time stamps below. Selection of sources and links in the description. ✌??
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    0:00 – Intro
    00:54 – Fake photos and their consequences
    01:38 – What is actually happening?
    02:37 – Is the social media hype all for nothing?
    03:04 – A crucial detail to understand – the fires are started intentionally
    03:37 – Why the fires are started (Slash and burn agriculture)
    04:45 – Why are there so many this year?
    05:00 – The most important issue – Deforestation
    06:00 – President Jair Bolsonaro
    06:20 – Summary + Conclusion
    06:55 – What you can do to help

    If I missed anything, screwed up any info, or if any info has been updated since I wrote and filmed this video, please add it to the comments section and make people aware of it. I tried to collate the information I found whilst doing my own research, but as I'm one of those human folks I do make mistakes.

  2. I’m curious about the net effects of US farmers who willingly lose business 4trump tariff war and take subsides. This has sent HUGE business to China supply side, captured by Brazil and Canada to pick up that slack, which in turn ignited more of these fires to slash and burn lands in an effort to replace US farm products that trump Tariffs have taken off the table. Losing US farm business to Brazil via trump tariff war, shows a direct cause & effect loop. One that is clearly VISIBLE from current satellites in Earth’s upper atmosphere. What about that?

  3. This was really excellent mate. Sometimes the "simplest" videos are the most effective. You've grown with every video but this one had an academic swagger to it. It was direct, confident, informative and interesting. Really happy that it's being seen by so many people! Nice work mate, keep it up. 🙂

  4. More than 90% of the Amazon Deforestation is due to ANIMAL AGRICULTURE ( Cattle ranching / growing crops for this cattles for Beef / Pork ) , Going Vegan or reducing meat consumption is the ONLY WAY TO STOP THIS DEVASTATION

  5. Thank you so much for exposing the truth Sir! You gave me lots to think about without the sensations most people do.

  6. Looking for the pinned comment with timestamps, but where are the TIMESTAMPS? Misinformation can bring more harm to your cause when you don’t pin information that was promised in the video description. Peace and one love ❤️❤️❤️

  7. Well I lost all faith in humanity. Glad to know that there are many other people out there that cares and are trying to do something right now but I’m just going to say it now. I hate humanity and for what ManKind has done to this beautiful planet. Thanks for this video and I’m a Forestry Ambassador so seeing this hurts me a lot since my job is to inform people about forests and animals and why they are important and need protection. I feel so useless over here because I can’t do much however, I have been telling literally everyone I know and told them to tell their friends. I also alerted my Ambassador mentors and friends and hopefully we can start raising money or something. My school has also started to think about starting an organization to raise lots of money and somehow dethrone the president there. Thanks again. Stay positive people! you can help by planting many trees and trying to buy as much land as possible!

  8. You did a good job with the video, but in my opinion, the misinformation you talk of is minor, regarding the photos. Not everyone can fly down to the Amazon and take a photo during this 3 week period when the fires have increased and run out of control. I'm getting my information from the New York Times, which is a trusted source. Your describing the destruction of the Amazon as normal with statements like "But these farmlands are quickly worn out, so new areas need to be cut down and set to light, in order to clear new land for agricultural use." You say. I'm sorry, the rainforest does not need to be cut down and set to light. I'm glad you support preservation of the rainforest, but your explaining of the misinformation and why farmers do what they do, and data that shows that deforestation hasn't increased as much as we think, gives the apathetic and the greedy excuses to do nothing about this urgent problem. If some people's alarm and reaction is factually a little extreme, it is for a very good reason. Many scientists have concluded we have only 15 years to turn around carbon emission or else there will be no turning back.

  9. The soil in the Amazon rainforest is the poorest and most infertile in the world. If one cuts down the forest, it is irretrievably lost. The humus layer is quickly washed out. Three years after clearing the forest (at the latest, nothing will grow there. What remains is washed out, worthless soil. 
    https://www.dw.com/en/the-amazon-nutrient-rich-rainforests-on-useless-soils/a-50139632

    Note: Buy grass fed beef.

  10. "Nothing will benefit health or increase chances of survival on earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." – Albert Einstein

  11. 3rd world held by the balls by 1st world globalists/financiers.

    $ = deforestation.

    Human extinction within 60 years at current rate of species extinction.

    No one is listening 🙁

  12. Preserving life on this planet and caring for the environment is of particular interest to those who have generated descendants and / or those with a high level of awareness and awareness. An economic model that destroys the environment creates an inappropriate development model, a misconception, of false progress / development.

  13. It's being burned. Fires don't ignite in wet rain forests. So please, save it.
    Saying goofy things like 'social media and on-line' raises a red flag.

  14. Just my amateur perspective, just let the major media and the world panic about the Amazon even if this scientist/narrator says it's not accurate, at least it will wake up the masses to caring about the natural world and how it supports us. Maybe they'll quit going to McDonald's, Burger King etc and have soy burgers instead, from a meat consumption standpoint.

  15. Truth is that they started the fires for soya and money. Simple. Don’t beat around the bush. Money is the root of all evil. Money is not evil you are. Every single one of us.

  16. We have taken more flights in 2019 than the whole of 2018, we still drive gas guzzling cars, we haven't changed our agricultural system. We're doing so little as to be nothing. The Amazon fires are just part of this uncaring attitude.

  17. what you need to know is that i predicted this would happen, as i have numerous other developments in this crisis we're calling 'the future'. what i also predicted was that climatologists were being intentionally conservative in their estimates, creating a false-hope optimism that we have time/the power to stop the looming cataclysm that we all know in our hearts (unconsciousness) is unavoidable. that prediction i made more than ten years ago, and since then, all estimates have been drastically revised to shorter time-frame estimates of when the excrement hits the fan. remember when they were using the year 2100? then in was 2050, now it's come out that by 2030, blah blah blah. the point is, once they backtrack, they lose cred., which brings me to this guy. his message starts as; 'don't spread exaggerated misinfo. re; these fires.' then he follows with so many qualifiers, one of which is the fact that he is not a journalist (nor climatologist i'm guessing), simply a guy who cares who happens to own a computer. now, he follows the first flaccid attempt by a lot of other pathetic 'shoulds' that will make a difference if you do it, but it's a difference that amounts to less than one divided by over seven billion. the reason this number is less than estimated world population is because you and i and this guy are not the 'change agents' that bolsenaro and trump are, let's face it. we don't make the real decisions like clearing the amazon r.f., and frankly, we would have no business doing so. but that doesn't mean we should lie to ourselves so that we can feel better about things. europeans and their american spawn already cleared their forests, centuries ago, then we only got better at paving over and burning stuff. compared to those campesinos, we in the west are responsible for releasing more carbon into the atmosphere than anyone in the developing world before we are out of training pants. then we have kids of our own…the point is, we have no right, business telling brazilians what to do, no matter how disgusting it is. that's what humans do. don't procreate. quit bullshitting yourself with your progressive humanist delusion. we the people are in control of nothing, and the decision not to try and save this planet was made by our masters before we were born. deal with it. the plan is to consolidate all the wealth/resources, use them to colonize another planet, then take a very limited # of 'humans' to that new world and restart the process of trashing another ecosystem. that is our heritage and destiny, and as i saw this latest chapter in the collapse from many years ago, i see the truth behind and leading up to our 'future'. really people; don't have kids…

  18. Why does the deforestation of our forests and Jungles occur ??? BECAUSE THE HUMANS OF THIS WORLD WANT NICE MATERIALISTIC FURNITURE MADE FROM EXOTIC WOODS AND HUMANS WANT GRAZING LAND FOR THEIR LIVESTOCK, THIS PLANET IS BEING DESTROYED BY HUMANS WHO SUFFER FROM A HIDEOUS INFECTION CALLED GREED, IT'S ALL ABOUT HUMANS WANT FOR MONEY. WHY DOES HAVING LOADS OF MONEY MEAN MORE TO HUMANS THAN THE PLANTS FUTURE AND THE FUTURE WELLBEING OF THEIR OWN OFFSPRING ???

  19. Thank you for your efforts on behalf of truth. You know the tree by it's fruit and your video is presented with apparent facts that could help anyone further discern what is actually going on, as much as possible from a distance. You just earned another subber..I'm glad I found your video.

  20. What a disaster the world has becomes. Just think of how easy it would be to put the fires out if the world worked together as one. Don't think about the cost or whatever other stupid reasons we can come up with. This is our home, but we can't save it because it cost too much. I can't believe we still let money decide how quick we get to the future.

  21. Beef, pig and chickens eat the majority of Soy produced. Indirectly, we are causing deforestation through our addiction to meat. I eat meat but probably once a month literally. Here's an article again by the wwf https://wwf.to/2L3oS8E It's a significant driver. Mark

  22. I love your realistic and objective approach. The case for safeguarding the Amazon basin is so much stronger for it.?

  23. Bio-Physical Collapse: In the Amazon, nothing is adapted to fire. Humans are not adapted to pesticides. Plankton are not adapted to acid. This is Full Spectrum Collapse.
    The plants and animals that make up temperate and boreal forests have long been adapted to fire. In fact, many plants, animals and insects depend on fire to survive, not so the rainforest.

    In the Amazon, nothing is adapted to fire. What the Amazon fires mean for wild animals

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/08/how-the-amazon-rainforest-wildfires-will-affect-wild-animals/?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral

    Likewise, humans are not adapted to chemical poisoning.

    Teenagers estimated to have higher levels of prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides from agricultural spraying showed altered brain activity, finds one of the first studies to use advanced brain imaging to reveal how exposure to these chemicals in the womb changes brain activity.

    https://news.berkeley.edu/2019/08/27/prenatal-pesticide-exposure-linked-to-changes-in-teens-brain-activity/

    It's the same for Alaskan salmon. They're not prepared for life in hot water. Alaska is warming 3-5X faster than the rest of the planet.

    The Rivers Are So Warm in Alaska That Salmon Are Dying

    https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/record-hot-rivers-linked-to-salmon-die-offs-in-alaska?utm_source=reddit.com&utm_medium=ehsdesk

    Oceans are acidifying 100X faster than anything in the geologic record. Such rapid onset acidification has never happened before. The plankton that produce our oxygen cannot adapt.

    Acid oceans are shrinking plankton, fuelling faster climate change

    https://theconversation.com/acid-oceans-are-shrinking-plankton-fuelling-faster-climate-change-121443

    The world is collapsing not just from climate change. It's collapsing on every level, from the bio-chemical level, up to the macro-planetary level. Thinking that the earth will be fine without us is simply not true. We are destroying life from the cellular to the planetary scale. What we are doing to this planet is even worse than what the asteroid of 60 million years ago did, because we are destroying the oceans on every level, from mega-fauna down to micro- flora and fauna.

    We have become so cut off from reality that we ignore child slaves in the Congo who mine minerals for electric cars, which will have absolutely no effect on the climate, but make us "look" really really cool.

    4 year olds are working as coal miners so you can drive an electric car: Awful human cost in squalid Congo cobalt mine that is never considered in 'clean energy' crusades

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4764208/Child-miners-aged-four-living-hell-Earth.html

    Elon Musk Promoting "Lifestyle" Not Climate Help, Says Singapore

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-21/singapore-says-musk-s-vision-promotes-lifestyle-not-climate

    We care more about green jobs and green profits, than about actually saving our planet.

    China's Air Pollution Is So Bad, the Sun's Rays Can't Reach Solar Panels

    https://weather.com/news/news/2019-07-15-china-air-pollution-blocks-sun-from-solar-panels

    We have to stop burning trees for electric power, and plants in our cars. We have to stop pretending this is good for the climate and environment. It's criminally delusional. Europe gets 50% of its green electricity burning imported trees. They plan on burning palm oil in their cars until 2030.

    Palm oil: Indonesia and Malaysia push back as EU clamps down

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Asia-Insight/Palm-oil-Indonesia-and-Malaysia-push-back-as-EU-clamps-down

    Most of the damage has been done on a planetary scale, at every level over the last 60 years. Most of this damage cannot be reversed or stopped, but we're not even trying to face the reality of we are doing.

    The last I heard, Israel just attacked 4 different countries in the Middle East. War can do more to accelerate collapse than any other delusion we suffer.

  24. Appalachian fire Witch , I did educate myself, I saw hundreds of MELTED CARS nowhere near any wood that had burned , in fact the MELTED cars were right next to trees that were UNSCATHED WITH ALL THEIR LEAVES INTACT. You probably believe the Towers were brought down by two planes. Keep up the good work of fighting the fires, started MANY BELIEVE BY YOUR OWN G0V; , Have a nice Day, as they say Stateside.

  25. The 20% of the world's oxygen figure is VERY misleading. Rainforests like this (and most forests, actually) use up the oxygen they create. From how it was explained in another video, think of earth like a giant room filled with air. You've got what you've got despite photosynthesis from plants and trees and algae. And what we've got is reportedly going to last millions of years.

    It is NOT the oxygen we need to be worried about. It is the CLIMATE, and the loss of life, biodiversity, and a wellspring for medicines and potential medicines.

  26. Almost perfect, his analysis failed to add that Amazonia currently corresponds to 60% of the Brazilian territory and that the territory for agriculture is 13%.

  27. Way to ruin the momentum. The pictures don't have to be an exact picture to make a post. Everyone understands this – it's the sentiment that matters. Animals are dying. So showing animals in distress is valid. Expecting everyone to head down to the Amazon and trudge into the fire to get an actual picture is ludicrous. Anyone who thinks so is probably a sociopath just looking to squirm out of caring and everyone knows this – except you apparently. The fires were set on already cleared land so it's not a big deal according to you, and yet reports that 'illegal' fires were set and indigenous people burned off their lands are everywhere and there was even a flyer posted telling people to burn down the forests to show the president that 'they were not afraid to work' – this is from actual journalists and people who live in the areas. And then you say you care and 'give me money'. I don't think so.

  28. So your plan is to stop buying products from these people and oppress them even further, which will force them to sell their products for less — having an effect of them needing to ramp up even more production. Your not a thinker but you make a good video. Lower poverty even more and you'll get even more sex slaves and hungry people. Quit trying to feel good about yourself — all this bullshit virtue signaling. All nations need to go through an industrial revolution to become safer, freer and of course, cleaner. Like the nation you live in!

  29. Evo Morales, president of Bolivia dosen't want international help.
    Today, so many animals and plants are still dying. We need International Help.
    Wwe're using #soschiquitania #SOSBolivia please spread this!
    We need help
    You can see on Instagram a profile that shows what's happening in Bolivia @waterthruskin https://instagram.com/waterthruskin?igshid=13bf810xeoba2
    Sorry for my english

  30. we Will lose one third.. of our trees …one third of our water… One third of our land And StillNo One Will Listen… Revelations…

  31. I think it's also important to tell that Bolsonaro is always lying about everything that is happening, and also even fired scientists for for doing their job and shared data as they always did, Bolsonaro is a authoritarian president and we need help urgently!
    Deus Salve o meu Brasil.

  32. There was even states in wich the skies became completely black at 3pm like it were night, and rained black water from the skies, some people thought it were the end of the world, well, not sure if they were wrong.

  33. Great work, even I made a small video on this hope you have seen and it included one of the pics you mentioned which was 30 years old..

  34. How much of that rainforest is already gone …? What about INDONESIA… It's a bigger disaster for its forest ..our forest .. boycott beef…

  35. What people have to understand is that the leftists are using anything they can to support their narrative regarding their so called 'climate change' agenda. The fires in the Amazon are not even at any record levels at all. What there is a Rightist government, and that's all.So the leftists are going to town on misinformation. These are mostly man made fires.
    But, the left will use whatever they can to push their agenda of overtaxation via fear mongering. Don't vote these know nothings in. If they are in power, vote them out.

  36. I’m wondering suddenly the whole world is giving a shit about what’s happening in Brazil!

    ??????????

    What happened to the native forest in Europe?? ???

  37. Since 2003 the records are clear: this is routine slash-and-burn agriculture.
    "Record rates"? No. It's closer to the average of the past 15 years.
    It's actually kinda low.
    As of August 23rd we had 105,558 fires.
    This time of year in 2005: 205,000 fires.
    On average: 120,000 fires.
    The media is lying to demonize Bolsonaro because he is right wing. All of a sudden, these fires are a problem. Also the photo that has been circulating is a stock photo from 2003.

  38. The meek shall enherit the earth.
    Meek – quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive.
    Clearly we aren't meek, the animals are.
    Conclusion: We're all gonna die.
    Have a nice day. ?

  39. I appreciate the video, no spin. My gripe is with your use of words like "less" and "amount".
    These represent quantities not numbers. English distinguishes between what are called counting nouns like cars and mass nouns like water. I can have an amount of water but I must have a number of cars. I can have less water but I must have fewer cars. I know it does not sound correct to you but the sign at the express check out lane should read "10 items or fewer" not less. If you don't agree LOOK IT UP. I hope someone learned something from this.

  40. Boycott meat damnit it's the ONLY answer. VEGAN LIFESTYLE IS COMPLETELY SUSTAINABLE. EVIDENCE OF VEGANS SURIVING AND THRIVING AFTER YEARS OF DITCHING MEAT. IF YOU STILL EAT MEAT AFTER SEEING THE EFFECTS AND INCENTIVES YOU GIVE THESE CATTLE RANCHERS THE LESS YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, MOTHER NATURE AND OTHER SPECIES BESIDES YOUR SELFISH SELVES. THIS SELFISHNESS WILL BE THE END OF MAN. DO IT FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND THE NEXT GENERATION. KILLING ANIMALS SHOULD BE A CRIME, JUST BECAUSE THEY DONT SPEAK OUR LANGUAGE. THIS IS WHAT RACIST GENOCIDAL TRAIT, SAYING ITS OKAY TO KILL BECAUSE THEY DONT CONSIDER NATIVES OR AFRICANS A FULL PERSON. THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO ANIMALS WHO ARE JUST LIKE US. THEY FEEL THINK AND LOVE. YOU IGNORANT ASSHWOLES WILL SUFFER FOR IT. KARMA HAS A WAY OF HEXING THE ONES WHO BRING BAD TO THE EARTH.

  41. Hej, nice to hear a voice of truth and reason without jumping to any conclusions. Not sure what background you have in this subject but it kind of looks pretty sound. Will check out the links you put on and subscribe to those as I have done with yours. BTW I am a member of XR albeit an inactive one as I tried to set a group up where I live in the Isle of Man, put hours of studying Climate Change etc, and designing lit. I ended up with 2 members and one of them was me!!! Trouble is over here people seem to live in a bubble and although they may say its a good idea when it comes down to joining nobody seemed interested. But thanks for sorting out the wheat from the chaff as regards to what people may read on the internet or Social Media. Just fyi in case anyone is interested, the Open University does a whole range of free courses about load of different subject, but they do a lot on Climate Change and the Environment. No certificate unless you pay extra, but you come away with loads of new knowledge. (Not paid for mention btw just thought people may be interested. The coursed are under the OU and Future Learn. Thanks again.

  42. In 2003 there were almost 50% more fires in Brazil than in 2019.
    This is the narrative the elite billionaires owned main stream media is pushing to make you believe we are in a global climate change emergency to get your country using your tax money to pay trillions in carbon credits which just funnel back into the elite billionaires banks. It's all fake news and blatant lies !!!

  43. Yeah yeah That's your Excuse To pretty Things up There's plenty of land to do agreculture, No need to burn down the Amazon rainforest to start new Crap/Agreculture, your peaple bin destroying nature from the first time they Arived on Planet Earth, and their plan is to role out 5G to the four corners of the Earth so that's why they are cutting down the Tall trees?" Because 5G cannot go through salid object suck as the tall Trees ?"

  44. If you dont have a forest because trees were cut down so if no trees to burn then how is it a forest fire. Trees gone where's the fuel. Efing snowflake.

  45. what i thought…1 of the illuminati agenda ..peoples depopulation..agree with me? im from Malaysia..lets unite lets fight"666" communities…

  46. They Bleed Us Dry On a LIE………….
    How many ice ages have there been ……… Anyone?
    And How Did Each One End………… Anyone?
    A Global Warming Event…………. That's How!
    The Walking Mindless Corpse Like AOC & those that support the "GREEN NEW DEAL", would have you believe it was Dinosaur Farts and Carbon Emissions from the Cave Fires used to warm our Neanderthal Forefathers!
    Rain Forest Crisis! More Fake News To Push the LIE about a Climate Change & the End of the World……
    Alarmist like AOC, need to be jailed for the GREATER PROBLEMS THEY ARE CAUSING! 
    Disgusting that they direct their Rhetoric at and USE SCHOOL CHILDREN as their TOOLS/WEAPONS to push their "End of the World in 12 Years" Agenda.
    Here are the TRUE FACTS about the Rain Forest Fires & the Global Warming B.S.
    CARBON TAX & TAXATION………………………..To Make The 1% Richer While THE REST OF US DIE ON THE VINE! 
    WWG1WGA-MNAGA

  47. The problem also is once the deforestaion has been well farmed then yhey move on, so what happens to the previous cattle farmed land ?

  48. The Amazon is not on fire, never was . The Amazon is still completely in tact well 86% from over 500 years ago. Yes there are fires in the farming area where old shrub grows. 20 million people live in the Amazon.
    Lies it is not decreasing like your saying, there are laws whereby it is protected.

  49. If you want to save the Amazon eat less beef and soy, those are the two most grown products farmers produce in Brazil.
    did not see the rest of the video before posting

  50. *IMPORTANT* They are lying about the Amazon Fires! From NASA… as of Aug 26th 2019 the total fires from across the Amazon Basin have been close to the average in comparison with the last 15 Years! The data shows this year is currently a LOW Fire Season…As of Aug 23rd the total number of fires taken from the ten zones that make up the Amazon was a total of 105,508 Fires … That sounds like a lot but in 2005 there were 205,000 fires by the same date, and the average over the 15 years is 120,000 for this date…So the News is LYING to you!!! Again I find them lying about ‘climate change’ and normal disasters by inflating and BS you with incorrect data… They want you thinking we are doomed… This has to stop!

    You can find the info at NASA in the global emissions fire database

  51. LET'S MAKE FORESTS AGAIN THE FARMS OF BOLSONARO.STOP CONSUMING BRAZILIAN PRODUCTS AND NOONE,NEVER AGAIN IN BRAZIL…!!!!

  52. VIDEO: "…Climate scientists here in Brazil are really concerned that the continuance of these fires is going to put Brazil pass the tipping point. Some of these areas that have been forest for millenia will permanently change into savannah because the dry season will last longer, it will be hotter and dryer. Consequently it will literally change the weather patterns in parts of Brazil. That is a massive concern for folks here.

    And something else that people are now starting to worry about is the air they're breathing… We're alone looking at about one million burned acres right along that Brazilian-Bolivian border. You can only imagine the amount of smoke put out. In parts of Brazil clinics and hospitals are reporting double or more than double the amount of respiratory problems for children because of all of this smoke… Brazil has said it's deployed forty four thousand troops. We haven't seen a single one. The vast majority of firefighters who are out here trying to protect villages or really essential places or places they can get to, those are volunteers most of the time…That's pretty much the sum total of fire fighting capacity that we've seen on the ground in four days".

    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/brazils-president-stresses-sovereignty-amazon-65457021

  53. Thank you so much for your video!!
    And also, I love the off hand manner in which you mentioned something an ENTIRE MONTHS EARNING! You are a gem. God bless ❤️

  54. Thanks! I know that farmers in the Rupununi area (Guyana) burn their land before planting & these fires need to be monitored!

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