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Does the Amazon Burn Every Year?

Does the amazon rain-forest burn every year? this question pops out right after all news site talking about major forest burn two days ago. According to BBC.com, just by this year (2019), there are more than 75,000 forest fires were recorded in Brazil in the first eight months of the year, which will become the highest number ever recorded since 2013.

Because of what happened 2 days ago, people are wondered if it does burn every year. If we look again from the chart above, we could see that the amazon rain-forest does showing a fire alert every year. Which means amazon rain-forest burns every year and that is not good, because anything that happens to the Amazon (fire, etc) will affect the global climate.

The record of fire alerts in Amazon from 2013 to 2019

  • The year 2013 – More than 25,000 fire alert
  • The year 2014 – More than 50,000 fire alert
  • The year 2015 – More than 50,000 fire alert
  • The year 2016 – 68,484 fire alert
  • The year 2017 – More than 50,000 fire alert
  • The year 2018 – More than 30,000 fire alert
  • The year 2019 – 75,000 fire alert

From the chart above I could tell that year 2016 becomes the second-largest fire alerts in the amazon rain-forest, while in the year 2019 becoming much worse.

Forest fires a very common thing in the Amazon during the dry season, which runs from July to October. Forest fire also can be caused by naturally occurring events, such as by lightning strikes, but also by farmers and loggers clearing land for crops or grazing. The burning itself can range from a small-scale agricultural practice to new deforestation for a mechanized and modern agribusiness project.

We all hope that the Government of Brazil could solve the problem that happens in the amazon as soon as possible. cause seeing the effect not only occur in their own country but also to the other country as well.

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