The Amazon rain forest supplies about 20% of the world's oxygen.
Burning it would seriously impact life on this planet.
Brazil's climate change-denying officials call outrage over Amazon fires "sensationalist"
Bolsonaro, a right-wing populist, has dismissed protections for the Amazon rainforest — a vast ecosystem known as the "lungs of the planet" — as a barrier to economic development.
Environmentalists say humans are the root cause of these Amazon fires — many were deliberately set to clear the forest for large-scale agriculture, though wind and heat helped them spread. Now, the Brazilian government is defending itself as activists and political leaders around the world are seeking urgent action.
Can you see what happens when a not-that-smart leader destroys
the environment for short-term profits?