Aug 26, 2019

Amazon fires: Angola and DR Congo 'have more blazes'

The severity of fires in the Amazon has prompted a global outcry. NASA. Over a period of two days last week Angola had roughly three times more fires than Brazil, according to data Bloomberg news agency obtained from Weather Source. The data said there were 6,902 fires in Angola and 3,395 fires in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, compared with just 2,127 fires in Brazil. A Brazilian tweeter hit out at French President Emmanuel Macron, who described the fires in the Amazon as an "International crisis", accusing him of ignoring blazes in Africa. The vital bits of information these maps from Nasa do not show is whether they are grassland or forest fires and how big the fires are.

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