If you guys have been active on social media yesterday, you've most likely stumbled across the #SaveSpiderman hashtag. Everyone was talking about how Sony did Spiderman dirty, and now Tom Holland is probably gonna go broke.
But amongst all the chaos, was the unfortunate news that the Amazon Rainforest is on fire, and it's been burning for weeks. THREE. WHOLE. WEEKS. And yet no one seems to be making a big deal out of it until recently?! *facepalm*
The world's largest ecosystem is on fire, and to amplify all that, Brazil also experienced night during the day after the thick smoke descended upon the city on Monday.
What's important to note here, is that Twitter was absolutely shocked that such a serious incident wasn't being covered by the media, and many were mad over the fact that this is given less attention compared to the Notre Dame catching fire.
People were seriously unbothered that the lungs of our planet was dying. One user said: "When Notre Dame was burning, the world's media covered every moment of it and billionaires rushed to restore it. Right now the Amazon is burning, the lungs of our planet. It has been burning for three weeks now. No media coverage. No billionaires."
When Notre Dame was burning, the world's media covered every moment of it and billionaires rushed to restore it. Right now the Amazon is burning, the lungs of our planet. It has been burning for 3 weeks now. No media coverage. No billionaires. #PrayforAmazonia pic.twitter.com/MHGaxiWFgn— (@plurrific) August 21, 2019
If they realize that the Amazon has BURNED 16 DAYS burning and everyone is still calm?That place is like a lung for the world and nobody moves a finger to stop burning, there are different species of animals that lose their home, species of plants that are lost pic.twitter.com/D8oFpbMQHL— Ariadna Cabello (@CabelloAriadna) August 22, 2019
In case you guys are having a hard time grasping the situation, here's a few facts that will REALLY open your eyes:
- The Amazon provides 20 oer cent of the Earth's oxygen supply.
- Covering over 5.5 million square kilometres, this rainforest can literally fit UK and Ireland 17 times!
- Because the canopy (the top branches and leaves of the trees) is so thick, the forest floor is in permanent darkness.
- The ecosystem in the Amazon is impressive, with around 40,000 plant species, 1300 bird species, and 430 different mammals.
Sooo, yeah, things would go downhill if the whole forest burns to flames. You would die. I would die.
And of course, to add more fuel to the fire, it seems like the Brazilian president is receiving major shade from the people as well, for being the KING of unbothered.
while amazon rainforest is burning, brazilian president is enjoying himself. someone should fucking put his house on fire. #PrayforAmazonia pic.twitter.com/ka7U5Sl6bp— brunopapic (@thebrunopapic) August 21, 2019
Here are some informative posts on Twitter that we think you need to check out:
Fix your algorithm.
Dear users, #PrayforAmazonia
THE LARGEST FOREST IS BURNING AND ALL I SEE IN MY TRENDING PAGE ARE ABOUT ACTORS. WAKE UP PEOPLE, THEY’RE PEOPLE TOO. WE ARE PEOPLE TOO. BUT THE AIR WE BREATHE IS DISAPPEARING. THEY WON’T LIVE WITHOUT THE AIR. pic.twitter.com/aNyhDb9Rb0— (@katsumshee) August 21, 2019
The AMAZON rainforest has now been burning for 16 DAYS Non stop??
The amazon is responsible for 20% of the world’s OXYGEN
THIS IS AS SCARY AS IT GETS!!!
When NOTRE DAME BURNT EVERY SECOND. It was on every news channel & billionaires rescued it in hours.#PrayForTheAmazon pic.twitter.com/HnYAU5HSJE— Parag Govil (@ParryGovil) August 22, 2019
Here's a few things you can do to help:
And lastly, a heartbreaking video of a Brazilian native explaining how their efforts have gone to waste:
This is a serious wake-up call, guys.