Set ablaze: More fires burning in Central Africa than Amazon

Reviewing the conflagration within Central Africa.

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  • There are more than five times as many fires in central Africa than the Amazon.
  • While the fires are mostly confined to savanna, they could threaten the Congo Basin.
  • The Congo Basin is the second largest rainforest in the world.
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Why the number of fires in the Amazon is terrifying climate experts

The blazes may be the first step in a hellish downward spiral.

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  • Never before has so much of the Amazon rainforest been on fire.
  • The fires are largely set by humans clearing areas for development.
  • The fires may push us into a vicious, irreversible climate pattern.
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