According to NASA, the Amazon fire activity was not more than in prior years, in fact, it was below average.
Scientists studying satellite images of the fires in the Amazon rain forest said most of the fires are burning on agricultural land where the forest had already been cleared through years of deforestation. https://t.co/Az7WWiCVtr
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 24, 2019
#AmazonFire #AmazonRainForest According to NASA: “As of August 16, 2019, satellite observations indicated that total fire activity in the Amazon basin was slightly below average in comparison to the past 15 years.” https://t.co/okf6BmC8qU
— Jesse Ferrell (@WeatherMatrix) August 21, 2019
We covered a lot of the disinformation surrounding the fire in the Amazon:
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