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MORE FIRES IN ANGOLA, CONGO, THAN IN AMAZON

By Pete Moore On August 24th, 2019

Awkward

The politico/media/eco-industry nexus is on Defcon 1 over a below average number of Amazon wildfires (h/t Allan@Aberdeen) in the Amazon. Yet there’s hardly a peep about the far more numerous wildfires in Angola and the Congo.

Blazes burning in the Amazon have put heat on the environmental policies of President Jair Bolsonaro, but Brazil is actually third in the world in wildfires over the last 48 hours, according to MODIS satellite data analyzed by Weather Source […]

Weather Source has recorded 6,902 fires in Angola over the past 48 hours, compared to 3,395 in the Democratic Republic of Congo and 2,127 in Brazil.

The BBC has been leading with the Amazon for a couple of days. These Angolan and Congolese fires, five times as many as in the Amazon, in a similar-sized area, don’t even make it to the Africa page. So what’s the difference?

Maybe Angola and the Congo aren’t governed by anti-globalists.

5 Responses to “MORE FIRES IN ANGOLA, CONGO, THAN IN AMAZON”

  1. Donald must be feeling a wee bit hurt today. Pete, one of his favourite groupies has transferred his devotions to the newer sexier President further south.

  2. Downplaying the issue of the Amazon fires for political reasons is a new opportunity for self-delusion.

  3. Michael Mann, creator of the infamous global warming ‘hockey stick,’ loses lawsuit against climate skeptic, ordered to pay defendant’s costs

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/michael_mann_creator_of_the_infamous_global_warming_hockey_stick_loses_lawsuit_against_climate_skeptic_ordered_to_pay_defendants_costs.html#.XWFkq2cVGhw.twitter

  4. Somebody should stop these people! Think of their carbon footprint ?

    /sarc

    People doing what they know. Clearing land yo use to grow crops and raise cattle. Easy to preach when your food is wrapped in plastic.

  5. Maybe Angola and the Congo aren’t governed by anti-globalists.

    Or could it be because the Congo rainforest is barely a quarter of the size of the Amazon rainforest?

    And if Bolsonmaro was a true anti-gloobalist he would have cancelled the Mercosaur trade treaty just as his hero Trump cancelled TTIP.

    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=rainforests+by+size