Thursday, 19 September 2019

A satellite image shows smoke rising from Amazon rainforest fires in the State of Rondonia, just southwest of Porto Velho, Brazil in the upper Amazon River basin on August 15, 2019. Picture taken on August 15, 2019. Sobering satellite images from space captured a large cloud of smoke moving across South America, as the region grapples with crippling wildfires in Brazil's Amazon and in Bolivia's forestlands. Mandatory credit Satellite image 2019 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image shows smoke rising from Amazon rainforest fires in the State of Rondonia, just southwest of Porto Velho, Brazil in the upper Amazon River basin on August 15, 2019. Picture taken on August 15, 2019. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-16) and Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellites operated by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration took the images that show smoke from wildfires moving across South America on Wednesday (August 21) and Thursday, August 22, 2019. Mandatory credit Satellite image 2019 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image shows smoke rising from Amazon rainforest fires in the State of Rondonia, just southwest of Porto Velho, Brazil in the upper Amazon River basin on August 15, 2019. Picture taken on August 15, 2019. Wildfires raging in the Amazon have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research centre INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy. Mandatory credit Satellite image 2019 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image shows smoke rising from Amazon rainforest fires and cleared land in the State of Rondonia, just southwest of Porto Velho, Brazil in the upper Amazon River basin on August 15, 2019. Picture taken on August 15, 2019. The surge marks an 83% increase over the same period of 2018, the highest since records began in 2013, according to the body. Mandatory credit Satellite image 2019 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image shows smoke rising from Amazon rainforest fires in the State of Rondonia, just southwest of Porto Velho, Brazil in the upper Amazon River basin on August 15, 2019. Picture taken on August 15, 2019. Since Thursday (August 15), INPE said satellite images spotted 9,507 new forest fires in the country mostly in the Amazon basin, home to the world's largest tropical forest seen as vital to countering global warming. Mandatory credit Satellite image 2019 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

Fires, burning in the Amazon Rainforest, are pictured from space, captured by the geostationary weather satellite GOES-16 on August 21, 2019 in this handout image obtained from social media. The unprecedented surge in wildfires has occurred since Bolsonaro took office in January vowing to develop the Amazon region for farming and mining, ignoring international concern over increased deforestation. NASA/NOAA/Handout via REUTERS