Don't Panic: Amazon Burning Is Mostly Farms, Not Forests
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August 24, 20192 min read, 489 words

Don't Panic: Amazon Burning Is Mostly Farms, Not ForestsDon't Panic: Amazon Burning Is Mostly Farms, Not Forests

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Published: August 24, 2019  |  2 min read, 489 words
"A picture is worth a thousand words" is one of the dumbest aphorisms ever coined. Speaking as a former television producer, I'd say a picture takes a thousand words to explain. Take this much-circulated NASA satellite photo showing vast smoke plumes over the Amazon region:Combin...
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Great Context
August 26, 2019
Well-written and sourced article. It is well balanced and provides important context particularly as it mentions and contrasts coverage on other outlets which may seem to some as alarmist. It takes a reasoned approach to addressing the referenced issue. Prospective readers will come away well-informed but also with the additional perspective this piece provides.
August 26, 2019
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Well Sourced
August 25, 2019
It's good to read articles like this, more based on research and data than in political schemes. I think soon we'll be able to see the "whole" picture of this situation.
August 25, 2019
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Well Sourced
August 25, 2019
While the articles cited by the author from EcoWatch and the NYTimes are more detailed and nuanced, this article is convincing and reassuring in explaining why there may be no reason to panic over the re burning of farm land in the Amazon. The article also suggests there is reason to hope for a recurrence of re forestation in the Amazon should income levels of Brazilians increase. Re forestration occurred between 1985 and 2016 as incomes rose according to another source cited in the article.
August 25, 2019
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Credible
August 24, 2019
Information is pulled from an NYT article but appears to be true and credible. But it doesn't state at what percentage of the fires in the Amazon are from farmers so it still leaves some questions unanswered. The NYT article is longer but more descriptive and contextual.
August 24, 2019
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Great Context
September 23, 2019
A balanced look at an issue that usually elicits hysterics instead of rational conversation.
September 23, 2019
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