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The NASA Amazon Forest Fire Map lets us know how much trouble we are in.

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2019/8/24 10:30:25     readed:147

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These data were collected by NASA's AIRS satellites. NASA explained that the green part of the map represents the concentration of carbon monoxide, which is about 100 volumes/billion by volume. The yellow area indicates a higher concentration of about 120 volumes/100 million, and the dark red area indicates a concentration of about 160 volumes/100 million. And as time goes on, more and more water moves to the southeast of Brazil.

According to NASA, carbon monoxide can stay in the atmosphere for about a month. If these gases are trapped in a very high atmosphere then it will not have much impact on the air that humans breathe. But if the downward airflow pulls carbon monoxide lower, it can significantly affect the quality of the breathable air - warning NASA.

Carbon monoxide released from the burning of trees can have a major impact on climate change in addition to air pollution. According to the Amazon Institute, the surge in forest fires is the result of deforestation.

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