The world’s largest wetlands are on fire. While California and the Amazon were up in flames, the biggest wetlands in southern Brazil have experienced the worst wildfires for the past few months. This destruction of the wetlands can and will cause serious problems for the world because of the emissions being released by the fire that reaches the astrosphere contributing the greenhouse effect. The fires that are affecting the Pantanal wetlands in South Brazil has already consumed 28% of the forest so far. The International Institute of Space Research has confirmed that there has been 21,100 wild fires so far this year which is a 69% increase of wild fires from 2005 with a total of 12,500 fires confirmed this year.