In the Amazon, we have also directly felt the impacts of the “El Niño” phenomenon, which is usually associated with more severe droughts in the Amazon, which can result in more frequent and devastating forest fires. Rainfall can decrease during El Niño, affecting the Amazon’s ecosystems and putting pressure on biodiversity. In addition, the amount of smoke particles released during a fire can be very high. Without rain, these particles can remain in suspension for longer, making them easier to disperse. That’s why it’s easier to see clouds of smoke covering the municipalities of Amazonas during this period.

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