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Extinction Rebellion protestors in Toronto enflamed by wildfires in Amazon rainforest

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Extinction Rebellion protestors in Toronto enflamed by wildfires in Amazon rainforest

Extinction Rebellion protestors in Toronto enflamed by wildfires in Amazon rainforest

A large group of environmental protestors gathered in Toronto, Canada early Friday (August 23) to protest the ongoing destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

The fires are burning at the highest rate since the country's space research center, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), began tracking them in 2013, the center said Tuesday.

There have been 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, with more than half in the Amazon region, INPE said.

That's more than an 80% increase compared with the same period last year.

The Amazon is often referred to as the planet's lungs, producing 20% of the oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere.

It is considered vital in slowing global warming, and it is home to uncountable species of fauna and flora.

Roughly half the size of the United States, it is the largest rainforest on the planet.

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