The number of fires, as always, rises this season. InfoAmazonia shows a map with the last count made by VIIRS satellite sensor, which has higher resolution and revealed more than 6,000 hotspots on 26 July.[:]
InfoAmazonia map updated in real time with data from NASA reveals the concentration of heat sources in the State of Roraima, which borders Venezuela and Guyana
They stress the need for global leaders to address the growing problem of tropical forest fires, to both protect wildlife habitat and improve public health.
Wildfires are raging through the Brazilian Amazon, destroying vast areas of forest on the eastern fringes of the “earth’s lungs”. Isolated indigenous suffer even more.
While wastes trees that brought down, the plant purchase irregular wood, warming up the criminal market that invade indigenous lands.
According to Imazon, 582 square kilometers of trees were felled in a year. Pollution of the smoke endangered the health of the population, but the Amazonas state government has invested in agribusiness with the Safra Plan.
While climate change can certainly exacerbate drought conditions, leading to more frequent wildfires, this year’s ferocious fire season might also have been heavily influenced by the El Niño event developing in the Pacific Ocean.
Landsat system images, from NASA, let you see how the skyline of Manaus went gray in the last days of the month, at the peak of the hottest season in the northern region of Brazil.
Twelve thousand spots registered: this is already the year with the highest number of fires detected in the state of Amazonas, from the start of series history, in 1998.
In 21 of the 62 municipalities of Amazonas State, the fire situation is critical, including registration of endangered animals dead. Manaus dawns with strong smoke haze.