Wildfires often occur in the dry season in Brazil, but satellite data published by Inpe
has shown an increase of 80% this year.
According to reports, INPE
says there have been more than 73,000 fires across Brazil between January and August this year, and nearly 40,000 fires across the Amazon.
Bolsonaro reacted to the revelations by firing the head of INPE
said the number of fires reported since January this year represents an 85 percent jump from the same point last year.
The new data were full of promise, suggesting it might be possible to shrink the time between a chainsaw crew cutting a forest tract and INPE
's ability to map where that deforestation occurred.
The (http://www.inpe.br/) National Institute for Space Research A - a research unit of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation - (http://www.inpe.br/noticias/noticia.php?Cod_Noticia=5178) informed A that the number of fires in Brazil are 80% higher than last year.A Alberto Setzer, a senior scientist at INPE
, said thatA 99% percent of the fires are result from human actions and the reason can be as a small-scale agricultural practice, or due toA a modern agribusiness project.
Wildfires have surged 83% so far this year when compared to the same period in 2018, according to Brazil's space research agency INPE
Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research center INPE
, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy.
The National Space Research Institute (INPE
) says its satellite images show an 83% increase over the same period in 2018.
A day earlier, the head of Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE
), Ricardo Galvao, said he was being sacked after a row with Bolsonaro over deforestation.