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Outdoor Cat | Amazon Fires Resource Guide

WHAT'S CAUSING THE FIRES?
In a word, humans

CAN THE AMAZON EVER BE REFORESTED?
Yes, there is hope. 

WHAT'S THE CLIMATE TIPPING POINT AND WHAT DOES THE AMAZON HAVE TO DO WITH IT? 
The Amazon Basin is called the earth’s lungs because it is responsible for 20% or more of the planet’s oxygen. That’s one-fifth of the air we collectively breath. If enough of it is destroyed, the rainforest will lose its ability to produce rain. Here are five more things to know. Plus more on why this is a “global emergency.”


THE AMAZON IS A "MONUMENTAL UNIVERSE." 
“The tallest trees can reach up to 200 feet, almost the height of the towers of Notre-Dame. And now it is their turn to burn.” Read this moving op-ed in The New York Times


WHERE ARE THE HELPERS?
Indigenous communities (over 30 million people live in the Amazon)

Environmental organizations

Celebrities

  • Thanks, Leo

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • The Cut has created a tangible list of actions, including donating, attending a demonstration, and reducing beef consumption. 
  • Attend a rally in September here or here, or in October
  • Donate to an organization
  • Vote