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The Amazon Rainforest Is Burning — and Experts Say the Fires Could Accelerate Global Warming | Travel and Leisure
Editorial use only. HANDOUT /NO SALES Mandatory Credit: Photo by NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10367572a) A handout photo made available by NASA of a satellite image showing several fires burning in the Brazilian states of Amazonas (top C-L), Para (top R), Mato Grosso (bottom R) and Rondonia (bottom C), 13 August 2019 (issued 21 August 2019). In picture at bottom left is seen Bolivia. In the Amazon region, fires are rare for much of the year because wet weather prevents them from starting and spreading. However, in July and August, activity typically increases due to the arrival of the dry season. Many people use fire to maintain farmland and pastures or to clear land for other purposes. Fires in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil - 13 Aug 2019

The Amazon Rainforest Is Burning — and Experts Say the Fires Could Accelerate Global Warming | Travel and Leisure

A massive wildfire is currently ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. According to experts, the fire is not only one of the worst on record for the region, but it could also cause a ripple effect with climate change for years to come.

The National Institute for Space Research (INPE) reported the fires are burning at the highest rate since they began tracking them in 2013, according to CNN. Smoke from the massive blaze even reached São Paulo, located more than 1,700 miles away from the source, turning the city into a post-apocalyptic movie scene, only scarier.

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