Clarifying Amazonia's burning crisis

Barlow, J. and Berenguer, E. and Carmenta, R. and França, F. (2020) Clarifying Amazonia's burning crisis. Global Change Biology, 26 (2). pp. 319-321. ISSN 1354-1013

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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.

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Global Change Biology
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Barlow, J., Berenguer, E., Carmenta, R. and França, F. (2020), Clarifying Amazonia's burning crisis. Glob Change Biol, 26: 319-321. doi:10.1111/gcb.14872 which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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?? ecologyglobal and planetary changeenvironmental science(all)environmental chemistry ??
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10 Dec 2019 14:05
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