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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/14/amazon-fires-generate-smoke-cloud-almost-as-big-as-devastating-siberia-blaze) reduced by 65%. (I’m a bot)
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    > While fires in Siberia have created a cloud of smoke larger than the European Union, on the other side of the world, forest blazes in the Amazon are causing a phenomenon of almost the same magnitude.

    > That compares to the area of ??smoke caused by fires in Siberia and the area of the EU. Scientists point out that these extensive layers of smoke affect the local weather.

    > A study published in Science in 2004 demonstrated the effect between urban air pollution and smoke from fires in reducing cloud formation, which results in warming of the atmosphere and cooling of the surface.

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  2. To see the fires develop, go to https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/ and look at the Amazon, and step backward to August 11. There’s a couple of huge fires, like the one at -9.6, -64.7 that aren’t there at all earlier in the day (look at the layers for Terra, a morning satellite, and Aqua, which is sampled 3 hours later). Looks like a lot of them are massive controlled burns to claim farmland, probably using huge piles of brush and logs that had been pulled down over the past few months and stacked along the treelines.

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