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Sinop, Mato Grosso, Brazil_

Sinop, Mato Grosso, Brazil. 2020.

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The pattern of dominance.

The exploitation of the land to produce goods represents the most substantial alteration done on Earth. Human use of land alters the structures of functioning ecosystems, and how they interact with the atmosphere, aquatic systems, and with surrounding areas. The squareness of the human pattern of dominance is apparent even on public satellite images. In contrast with the sacred geometry of nature, our design is destructive, linear and simplistic.

Cattle ranching is the leading cause of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Farmers, in order to provide for their families in a country with few economic prospects, burn the forest to make room for livestock pastures and crop fields, and often the fire gets out of control.

 

The researches have shown that about 20 percent of the Amazonian rainforest has been destroyed over the past 50 years. If another 20% of the Amazon were to disappear, it could trigger a dieback. Once it passes the point of no return it would be beyond the reach of any future human intervention or regret.

Locations of fires, marked in orange, which were detected by MODIS from August 15 to August 22, 2019

Location: BrazilBoliviaPeruParaguayColombia.