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Patch Burning, Drought, Poor Air Quality, ‘Black Rain’, High Temperatures: Weather Affecting Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Patch burning, dry weather, poor air quality, "black rain" and high temperatures: several regions of Brazil have suffered from at least one of these problems in recent days. But how are they connected?

There are two main factors that link the phenomena observed in Brazil: the atypical features of the current season - much drier and hotter than average - and the action of man, responsible for the burning . . .

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