João Paulo Souza de Carvalho
Guys, I need your help. Or rather, #Brazil
needs your help. Brazil is literally going through a nuclear winter because of forest fires
right now. These pictures are from all over the country, taken during the day! Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world, btw. It looks (and feels) like hell.
, 11th largest city on the planet, was without sunlight for most of yesterday because of forest fires that are happening literally 1000 miles away. The whole state of Rondônia (highlighted in red in the map image, with an area almost the size of the whole UK) is mostly on fire. My city, roughly as far away from the fire as London is from Moscow, woke up to yellow skies and no sun today. All because of corruption and mismanagement by our government. Earlier this month the president Jair #Bolsonaro
fired the director of the National Institute of Space Research ( #INPE
in Portuguese) because the satellite data about #deforestation
didn’t match his narrative. As simple as that, he openly called the data a lie and just fired the head of the institute. A few days later this disaster is happening and it doesn’t seem like it’ll end soon.
So what I ask of you is: share this on facebook, twitter, whatsapp, instagram, wherever you can, please. So people can see what’s happening here, so the people responsible can be held accountable for killing the rich nature of my country.
This is about a whole ecosystem that is rapidly dying because of greedy politicians. I’m not here to be partisan and am sorry about the depressing tone, but everything said here is public knowledge and can be easily searched online. I’ll provide links with information below. Please, I beg of you, spread this message and help us.
Compilation of cities without sunlight in the past few days: https://www.facebook.com/cinemadanilocacciacarro/posts/2633219016722919
The fire can be seen from space: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3avvm/the-amazon-is-on-fire-and-the-smoke-can-be-seen-from-space
Article about forest fires with satellite data: https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/11/brazil-state-of-amazonas-declares-state-of-emergency-over-rising-number-of-forest-fires
Live satellite data showing the cold wave generated by the ashes: https://www.tempoagora.com.br/satelite
Article about the firing of the institute’s director by the president: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/world/americas/bolsonaro-amazon-deforestation-galvao.html
São Paulo had black rain yesterday: https://g1.globo.com/sp/sao-paulo/noticia/2019/08/20/moradores-de-sp-coletam-agua-preta-de-chuva-em-dia-que-a-cidade-ficou-sob-nuvem-escura.ghtml
The Minister of the Environment (ironic) said the images are fake news, probably “photoshopped”: https://exame.abril.com.br/brasil/salles-compara-nuvem-que-encobriu-sp-a-noticia-falsa-e-sensacionalismo/
UPDATE: People all over the state of São Paulo are reporting that the rain is muddy or even black. Remember, this is over 1000 miles away from the fire.
There are over 44 million people living in the state.
Mise à jour : les gens partout dans l’état de São Paulo signalent que la pluie est boueuse ou même noire. Rappelez-vous, c’est à plus de 1000 km de l’incendie.
Il y a plus de 44 millions de personnes qui vivent dans l’état.