Drought drives increase in fires in Amazon

 

 Photo courtesy of IBAMA

The story-line for our participative theatre Planet Parliament Now! on 20th March is rooted in reality. The Amazon’s São Félix do Xingu area is as large as Austria. It saw nearly 10,000 fires in 2017. The region has just eight dedicated fire fighters, but future budget cuts could impact that even further.

A recent report publishes data on the increase in wildfires on account of climate change. A vicious circle. The first increase the release of CO2, accelerating climate change, which makes the droughts worse …..

Drought-driven wildfires on rise in Amazon basin, upping CO2 release

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