It's Not Just The Amazon- Satellite Pictures Show Massive Fires Are Burning All Over The World

With a massive media coverage about the Amazon fires, there have been reports of “much-larger” fires in Angola and DR Congo. 

It's Not Just The Amazon- Satellite Pictures Show Massive Fires Are Burning All Over The World
It's Not Just The Amazon- Satellite Pictures Show Massive Fires Are Burning All Over The World

Satellite Pictures Show That Massive Fires Are Burning All Over The World- Not Just Amazon

Our lungs burn, but so do our deserts.

The blazes in the Amazon have led to an outcry at a global level, but nature still had to give us more consequences of our actions. 

With a massive media coverage about the Amazon fires, there have been reports of “much-larger” fires in Angola and DR Congo. Amid chaos and loss of life in the South American lands, there has been minimal coverage of the fires ablaze in the African Continent at a larger scale than its Amazonian counterpart. 

NASA revealed a map of fires burning around the world and the ones in Africa more significant and severe. 

During the last week, over two days, Angola had three times the fires as compared to Brazil. 

The data stated that there were almost 7,000 fires in Angola and over 3,000 fires in DR Congo as compared to the 2,137 blazes in Brazil.

While the global outrage over the Amazonian fires was massive in numbers, there was minimum coverage and attention towards the African crisis. This led to a lot of backlash from people across the world on Twitter against media and the people in power.

The G-7 countries pledged almost $20 million for the Amazon fires while talks for sub-Saharan relief are still “in talks”.  

The critical information that the maps from NASA miss out are whether these fires are in grasslands or forests. It is also difficult to determine at what scale are these fires burning and to ascertain the damage already done. 

The fires in Africa are being pointed out to be similar to some that happened two years ago under slash and burn method of cropping. Environmentalists have criticised this method as it leads to loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, and imbalance in nature.

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The reason farmers in Africa adopt this method is because it is the cheapest one to clear the land and kill diseases. Also, the ashes provide nutrient-rich manure for future crops. 

Central Africa is under severe pressure of a climate crisis, and the environmental impact of these fires can be felt globally. 

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