Questions tagged [amazon-rainforest]

for questions about claims based on the Amazon rainforest in South America.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
6
votes
1answer
823 views

Are the 2019 Amazon rainforest fires only 7% higher than the 10 year average?

This article makes the following claim: While the number of fires in 2019 is indeed 80% higher than in 2018, it’s just 7% higher than the average over the last 10 years ago, Nepstad said. ...
135
votes
3answers
21k views

Is the Amazon rainforest the “world's lungs”?

The 72 million Google results for "Amazon world lungs" (unquoted) is evidence enough that there's a common perception that the Amazon rainforest is the "world's lungs". God knows I grew up believing ...
26
votes
1answer
957 views

Is the current number of forest fires in the Amazon right now considerably higher than usual?

There is this picture making the rounds right now, supposedly showing the areas affected by rainforest fires in Brazil (and other countries) right now. Of course it looks very bad and I'm pretty sure ...