the Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate according to the National Institute for Space Research who's been tracking fires in the Amazon since 2013 it's the highest rate on record there have been a total of, 70, -two thousand eight hundred and, 40, three fires in Brazil in 2019 alone and a half of those fires took place in the Amazon which is an 80% increase since last year the Amazon is often referred to as the Earth's lungs because it produces 20% of the oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere but a loss of oxygen is in all we have to worry about if the Amazon rainforest burns down.
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