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People Share Apocalyptic Photos Of Sao Paulo Which Went Pitch Black During Daytime From Amazon Fires
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People Share Apocalyptic Photos Of Sao Paulo Which Went Pitch Black During Daytime From Amazon Fires

Imagine waking up in the middle of the day only to realize it’s still the middle of the night. Only it isn’t and it’s actually the sky that’s covered with such a thick layer of black smoke, barely any sun rays can get through. Now, this may sound like some sort of apocalyptic scenario but that’s the chilling reality that the residents of São Paulo, Brazil, had to experience.

On Monday, Brazil’s most populous city suddenly plunged into darkness as thick black clouds from the raging Amazon forest fires slowly crept over the busy metropolis.

On Monday, Brazil’s busiest city has been completely covered by thick dark clouds

In an interview with Folha De S. Paulo, meteorologist Franco Nadal Villela said the darkening was caused by a cold front from the east of São Paulo meeting with the fine dust brought in from the fires in Mato Grosso do Sul.

See the eerie Gotham City-esque view in the video below

Residents have been reporting the dark clouds since around 3 PM

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The darkening lasted over an hour before slowly creeping away.

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And it doesn’t end just there – some residents collected rainwater that was black as tar

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Even though the fires are burning over 1,700 miles away from Sao Paulo, the winds still managed to carry the black dust this great distance.

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Here’s how people reacted to the photos

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yethica
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3 years ago

This is what happens when you elect a far right dickwad for your president. I should know... I live in the US. We're all screwed.

BC
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope Brazil’s president gets respiratory illness from all that smoke. I wonder how the poor aboriginals living in the rainforests are faring right now?

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Jef Bateman
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3 years ago

At least Jair Bolsonaro can't deny this is happening when the cities are affected like this. You'll remember that he said that climate change science is a plot by Marxists. I doubt he'll change his tune (witness how he has tried to shift blame), but maybe people will start to realize that they shouldn't listen to blowhards like him.

Mewton’s Third Paw
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3 years ago

Don’t underestimate what conservatives will deny. Seeing isn’t believing to them.

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Holli Burman
Community Member
3 years ago

This is what the world has come to. We need change and fast if we want to keep the earth going.

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
3 years ago

Great, so you’re ready to make some steps. The first would be to never eat red meat. Can you do that? You might, but a lot of people who say “we need to change!” would have a thousand excuses as to why that “won’t help” and how it’s someone else’s fault or not enough. Those people are just as responsible for this as the farmers who set that rainforest on fire to use for their cattle and livestock-feed farming.

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yethica
Community Member
3 years ago

This is what happens when you elect a far right dickwad for your president. I should know... I live in the US. We're all screwed.

BC
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope Brazil’s president gets respiratory illness from all that smoke. I wonder how the poor aboriginals living in the rainforests are faring right now?

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Jef Bateman
Community Member
3 years ago

At least Jair Bolsonaro can't deny this is happening when the cities are affected like this. You'll remember that he said that climate change science is a plot by Marxists. I doubt he'll change his tune (witness how he has tried to shift blame), but maybe people will start to realize that they shouldn't listen to blowhards like him.

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
3 years ago

Don’t underestimate what conservatives will deny. Seeing isn’t believing to them.

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Holli Burman
Community Member
3 years ago

This is what the world has come to. We need change and fast if we want to keep the earth going.

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
3 years ago

Great, so you’re ready to make some steps. The first would be to never eat red meat. Can you do that? You might, but a lot of people who say “we need to change!” would have a thousand excuses as to why that “won’t help” and how it’s someone else’s fault or not enough. Those people are just as responsible for this as the farmers who set that rainforest on fire to use for their cattle and livestock-feed farming.

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