2019 Amazon rainforest wildfires

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2019 Brazil wildfires
Nasa brazil fires 20190820.jpg
VIIRS scan o the Amazon basin on 20 August 2019, depictin several wildfires an the smeuk produced
LocationBrazil
Stateestics
Tot fires>40,000[1]
Date(s)Januar — October 2019
Birned aurie906,000 hectares (2,240,000 acres; 9,060 km2; 3,500 sq mi)[2]
CauseSlash-an-birn approach tae deforest laund for agricultur an effects o climate chynge an global wairmin due tae unuisually langer dry sauson an abuin average temperaturs aroond warldwide ootthrou 2019
Fatalities2[3]
Map
Map o the Amazon rainforest ecoregions as delineatit bi the WWF in white an the Amazon drainage basin in blue.
Map o the Amazon rainforest ecoregions as delineatit bi the WWF in white an the Amazon drainage basin in blue.

The 2019 Brazil wildfires war brocht tae the attention o the scienteefic an internaitional commonty in Julie an August 2019 efter the Naitional Institute for Space Resairch (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, INPE) released stateestics based on satellite observations documentin at least 75,336 wildfires birnin in the kintra frae Januar tae 23 August 2019, wi mair nor 40,000 within the Amazon rainforest, the heichest nummer syne data collection begoud in 2013.[4][5][6][7]

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  1. "Situação atual - Programa Queimadas - INPE". queimadas.dgi.inpe.br.
  2. "Brazil's Bolsonaro says he will accept aid to fight Amazon fires". CBS News. August 27, 2019. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  3. Moreira, Rinaldo; Valley, Jamari (August 15, 2019). "Casal morre abraçado ao tentar fugir de queimada em RO" [Couple die hugged while trying to escape burnt out RO]. G1 (in Portuguese). Archived frae the oreeginal on August 15, 2019. Retrieved August 22, 2019. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  4. Team, The Visual and Data Journalism (2019-08-23). "Amazon fires: How bad have they got?" (in Inglis). Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  5. "'Record number of fires' in Brazilian rainforest". BBC News Online. BBC Online. BBC. August 21, 2019. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  6. Rodriguez, Jeremiah (August 22, 2019). "As the Amazon burns, Brazil's president draws global outrage". CTV News. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  7. Andreoni, Manuela; Hauser, Christine (August 21, 2019). "Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Have Surged This Year". The New York Times. Rio de Janeiro. Retrieved August 21, 2019.