‘We’ve looked over the Amazon during the dry season, and there are hundreds or thousands of forest fires induced by the farmers there. And the amount of smoke that goes to the atmosphere and mixes with clouds is huge.’ – Ilan Koren
Atmospheric scientist llan Koren of Israel’s Weizmann Institute spoke with EarthSky’s Jorge Salazar at a recent science meeting about how smoke over the Amazon affects not only the immediate forest, but also global climate because of its dramatic impact on Earth’s clouds.
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Weizmann Institute of Science
In his years with EarthSky, Jorge Salazar conducted thousands of in-depth interviews with scientists. He knows a lot about as diverse as nanotechnology, ecosystem-based management, climate change, global health, international environmental treaties, astrophysics and cosmology, and environmental security. Jorge currently works as a Technical Writer/Editor for the Texas Advanced Computing Center, which designs and deploys powerful advanced computing technologies and innovative software solutions for scientific researchers.