The above image is of a fire in the Amazon Rainforest. Unlike fires in the Western United States that are hot enough to consume nearly everything in their path thereby decreasing fire hazard, fires in the Amazon Rainforest are much cooler and kill smaller thin bark trees but do not comsume them, this increases the fire hazard by creating dead wood and holes in the rainforest canopy when the dead trees fall. Via

November 12, 2011

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