The recent Amazon -fires have attracted and compelled countries and people to act. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance has donated $ 5 million for the crisis.
But now according to a footage released by NASA show that there are other places on earth that are also suffering. Far bigger fires have been detected burning in the forests of Central Africa.
According to the estimate given by Bloomberg there have been 6,902 fires in Angola over the past 48 hours, compared to 3,395 in the Democratic Republic of Congo and 2,127 in Brazil. The figures indicate that it is not an uncommon phenomenon for Central Africa.
According to the data from Weather Source, in a two-day period last week, Angola had roughly three times more fires than in Brazil.
The people accused the French President of ignoring the blazes elsewhere when he called the Amazon fires as an ‘International crisis’.
Someone wrote: “Fires in Africa already supersede ours and Macron and other prophets of the apocalypse didn’t say a single word.”
Global science and environment correspondent for AFP, Patrick Galey tweeted saying: “There are currently several times more #wildfires in #Angola than the #Amazon, according to @NASA. But they appear to be largely crop fires, which is to be expected as this is the time of year farmers clear land”.
Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t just donating his own organisation’s money, he’s let regular people know how they can help.
He wrote on Instagram last week: “The lungs of the Earth are in flame. The Brazilian Amazon – home to 1 million Indigenous people and 3 million species – has been burning for more than two weeks straight.”
He went on: “Without the Amazon, we cannot keep the Earth’s warming in check. The Amazon needs more than our prayers. So what can YOU do?”
“When election time comes, VOTE for leaders who understand the urgency of our climate crisis and are willing to take bold action – including strong governance and forward-thinking policy.”