The Amazon Rainforest has seen unprecedented fire seasons over the last several years as a result of intentional human-caused burns for forest clearing and more favorable fire conditions under climate change. Explore fire extent and deforestation maps below to inspect the drivers and degree of damage occurring over the last several years.
The following verified resources can provide additional context for the causes and results of the Amazon Fire crisis, through both science and news stories.
NASA Earth Observatory: "Uptick in Amazon Fire Activity in 2019"
National Geographic: "See How Much of the Amazon is Burning"
Wired: "The Horrifying Science of the Deforestation Fueling Amazon Fires"
TIME: "The Real Reason the Amazon Is On Fire"
BBC: "Amazon Fires: What's the Latest in Brazil"
New York Times: "In the Amazon, Fires Steal Breath, but Smoke Smells of Money"