The Amazon forest is the “lungs of the planet”, because it produces more than 20percent of the world's oxygen, which influences rainfall patterns as far afield as the US.
A massive 70percent of South America's gross domestic product is produced from areas that receive rainfall or water from the Amazon. As a result, many companies rely on raw materials and other goods, including meat, timber, oil, agriculture and pharmaceuticals, from this region. If your business was built on supply from this region, think what a detrimental impact the fires would have.
Although we can't predict or prevent these “acts of God” from happening, there are small measures we can put in place to reduce the fallout.
* Maintain enough insurance for your business and equipment. Many insurance companies won't cover damage that results from an “act of God”, or if they do, they will charge much higher monthly premiums. Be sure to get whatever cover you can.