The Amazon rainforest, the vessel holding a massive amount of the world’s oxygen, is burning at a rate scientists have never seen before.

Deforestation is considered the major contributing factor behind the alarming numbers.

Environmentalists have also put the blame on President Jair Bolsonaro, saying his policies have only threatened the forest more.

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