Potty Charles & The Truth About Amazon Fires

By Paul Homewood

One of the things Potty Charles was warbling about in his latest interview was fires in Brazil, an example of climate breakdown apparently:

You will of course recall a lot of fuss last year about fires in the Amazon. As it turned out, the number of fires there was close to the median, and well below the bad years of 2003 to 2007:

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http://www.globalfiredata.org/regional.html#totals

Charles particularly refers this time to the Pantanal, an area of wetland in the Mato Grosso. Here too, however, fires were around average, and again they were much worse in the early 2000s:

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Far from being a wild, pristine environment, the Pantanal is in fact intensively used for agriculture and ranching. According to Wikipedia, the peak period for deforestation was 1978 to 1989.

In any event, global warming has zip all to do with Amazon fires. Most result from deforestation, understory (low intensive fires resulting from controlled burns getting out of hand), and small fires for agricultural purposes:

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Maybe Charles’ military style approach might involve sending in the army to stop the loggers and farmers trying to make a living.

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September 30, 2020 at 05:18AM

Author: uwe.roland.gross

Don`t worry there is no significant man- made global warming. The global warming scare is not driven by science but driven by politics. Al Gore and the UN are dead wrong on climate fears. The IPCC process is a perversion of science.