More fires in Sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else on earth

Tweet Data shows five times as many fires burning in Central Africa than South America, and African governments may not be as equipped when handling them Fires are becoming more and more common in Central Africa as a result of business expansion, mining and global warming. Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo have shown large red areas on National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) satellite imagery. The fires are threatening the Congo basin which is the world’s ‘second lung’ after the Amazon. It is common for these types of…

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The Amazon fires: a symbol of destructive far-right capitalism

Tweet Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro denies scientific proof that the most bio-diverse rain forest on earth is under rapid degradation following huge fires. It comes as no surprise that the South American rainforest is the biggest in the world and is home to millions of plant and animal species, but around 20% of land has been cleared in the past 50 years. Surges in fires breaking out around the globe due to increasing temperatures and drought has attracted the media’s attention, but Brazil’s fires that started in June highlights that…

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