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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:40 AM

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Bolsonaro bans land-clearing fires in Amazon for 60 days
By Shasta Darlington, Florencia Trucco, Jaide Garcia and Bianca Britton, CNN

São Paulo, Brazil (CNN)Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has banned the use of fire to clear land throughout the country for 60 days, in response to the massive increase in blazing fires in the Amazon rainforest that has caused international outrage.

The practice of burning land in rural areas is common among farmers, who will often use fires to clear the land for new crops or livestock.

Bolsonaro has repeatedly insisted the Amazon should be opened to development and has defunded the agencies responsible for cracking down on illegal activity.


Suddenly, most online reports diminish the value of the world's largest rainforest - in terms of its ability to produce oxygen. But how else is oxygen naturally produced on Earth?


The plight of the Amazon has received widespread attention over the past week or so as reports surfaced that Brazil—which hosts around 60 percent of the world's largest tropical forest—has experienced a significant spike in the number of wildfires this year.

Amid this coverage, many media outlets, charities, celebrities and even world leaders repeated the claim that the Amazon produces 20 percent of the world's oxygen supply. The implication here is that the destruction of the rain forest poses a threat to this oxygen supply.

But is this true? Experts say the real figure is actually smaller, and furthermore, this way of thinking is misleading given the true nature of the Amazon's effect on global oxygen levels.

The answer to the Amazon oxygen-producing capability is ZERO, as a result of these fires, the Amazon produces far more carbondioxide than oxygen.

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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:46 AM

1. The region's been a net carbon source for at least five years, IIRC, maybe longer

Phytoplankton are the main source of Earth's oxygen.

Of course, we're fucking that up too with acidifying oceans.

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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:04 AM

2. Where do ultra-wealthy climate-change deniers plan for their descendants to live?

Will they build oxygen rich bubbles for their grandchildren? They can pay troops that guard the bubble-cities in oxygen and waters. Of course, the only way humans will be able to acquire wealth and power in a bubble-city is by killing each other. Also, a massive number of people left outside these bubble-cities will attempt to survive, by attacking them for oxygen and water. If one bubble-city is losing troops because another bubble-city is willing to supply guards with more oxygen, will they go to war and destroy other bubble-city? Is the future of humanity, nuclear devices in bubble cities?

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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:07 AM

3. "You can't fight in here - this is the oxygen-bubble room!!"

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