Scientist Destroys Lie that Amazon Rain Forest Makes ‘20% of World’s Oxygen’


With all the stories in the news that the Amazon rain forest is aflame, many leftists are claiming that the forests “make 20 percent of the world’s oxygen.” But don’t believe it. This claim is a lie.

It is absolutely true that large portions of the forests in Brazil are on fire right now. Indeed, Brazil has taken the unheard of step of calling out its military to help fight the fires.

On Friday, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro responded to international pressure to do something about the large number of forest fires in his country’s wildest regions. The move is a step in the opposite direction from his initial response which was that the fires were common and not a big deal.

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Whatever happens in Brazil, the fires were yet another opportunity for the lying left to play on global warming and econazi fears that the planet is being destroyed… so… send them money.

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Leftists all across social media began to claim that the Amazon creates 20 percent of the world’s oxygen, so if we don’t stop the fires we are in BIG trouble. So… send them money.

Of course, this is a lie (we will explain below), but the left doesn’t let facts and science get in the way of a good scare tactic… so send them money.

Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris led the pack with this “20 percent” lie:

But this “20 percent” lie is easy enough to find all over social media:

But REAL scientist, Dr. Jonathan Foley, busted this 20 percent lie down by revealing some ACTUAL facts:

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