More Fires Now Burning in Africa Than in The Amazon

August 27, 2019

As mentioned in: Mother Jungle is Burning: It’s Synchronistic.

More Fires Now Burning in Angola, Congo Than Amazon: Maps
Blazes burning in the Amazon have put heat on the environmental policies of President Jair Bolsonaro, but Brazil is actually third in the world in wildfires over the last 48 hours, according to MODIS satellite data analyzed by Weather Source.

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Wildfires scorch Africa but world’s media stay focused on Brazil’s blazes

Forest fires are tearing through the Amazon rainforest, prompting worldwide protests and demands for action to protect the “lungs of the world.”

But, away from the spotlight, the Brazilian fires are dwarfed by blazes in Africa.

Fires visible from space are currently burning up the Amazon rainforest at a rate of three football fields per minute, according to Brazilian satellite data. Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research reported an 83 percent increase in wildfires on last year, with more than 72,000 fires spotted, 9,000 last week alone.

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