Aug 23, 2019

Amazon rainforest fires: Ten readers' questions answered

To fill in the gaps and bust some common myths, we asked you to send us your questions on the Amazon fires. Many of the fires burning through the Amazon are believed to have been started deliberately. 2) The number of fires seems like a bad metric, because the size of fires varies. 6) How quickly does the Amazon rainforest regenerate after a fire? - Emily. A reduction in rainfall would create dry conditions for fires to spread. If 30-40% of the Amazon was cleared, then there would be a danger of changing the forest's entire climate, he says.

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