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The fires burning in the Amazon rainforest can be exceedingly hot, according to a new report from the us.
New images released by NASA show areas in Brazil and Bolivia, where the surface temperature exceeded the maximum measurable temperature of the instrument, the sensor-on at 220 degrees Fahrenheit — to show the parts that are lit along with the fire fronts.
The dark areas show a thick smoke, which obscures a lot of the fire from view, according to the space agency.
NASA’s ECOSTRESS captured a snapshot of fires burning in Bolivia’s Amazon basin, on Aug. 23, 2019 at the latest.
AMAZON FIRE: WHY IS THE RAINFOREST AND BURN IT?
The ones that have been working for more than three weeks, caught the attention of the world, and, therefore, it is an indictment of the present and of the use of the land in the bio-diverse region.
The international community has pleaded with the brazilian government, under the leadership of the President, Jair Bolsonaro, in order to step up their efforts to fight the fire. After previously saying that he would reject an offer of $20 million in support of the battle of the brands, and Bolsonaro, seemed to reverse itself.
Most recently, the right-wing leader, has set a 60-day ban on the establishment of a land-clearing forest fires in the country, according to The Financial Times.
AMAZON BURNING: BY THE NUMBERS
The amazon rain forest, which is twice as large as the country of India is home to at least 10 per cent of the world’s biodiversity.
“It is a tragedy of huge proportions,” Dr. Deby Cassill, an associate professor in USF’s Department of Biological Sciences, told Fox 13 over the devastatlon.
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