The Amazon will play a critical role in determining the future of life on Earth, given the climate regulating role the rainforest plays, writes Thiago Ávila.
Amazon forest fires
Environmental activists rallied in Melbourne and Sydney on August 25 in response to fires destroying the Amazon rainforest.
"The Amazon rainforest has been burning for three weeks! We are on the verge of losing it completely if the fire isn't put out. The loss of trees, the loss of biodiversity is what is accelerating climate change."