This article clarifies the different types of fire in the Amazon, their different drivers and the positive feedbacks that can lead to more fires in the region. It then explores evidence regarding the peak in active fire detections in August 2019, showing that these were linked to the highest levels of deforestation since 2008. Finally, we examine the solutions needed to reduce the prevalence of uncontrolled or illegal fire in the Brazilian Amazon.
- School of Global Development - Lecturer in Climate Change and International Development
- Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research - Lecturer in Climate Change and International Development
- Global Environmental Justice - Member
- ClimateUEA - Member
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