Monday, January 09, 2006

Check this out...

(MODIS Rapid Response Project)

There is an astonishing photograph appearing on page 18 in the January/February issue of Audubon magazine. Though not obvious from the article, I believe the actual fire points might be enhanced with some type of imagery equipment. Nevertheless, it is a dramatic rendering of man’s potential impact on the land.

“Each year, the region experiences widespread agricultural burning (for example, pasture renewal and land clearing.) The widespread nature of the fires pictured here and the time of year suggest that the fires are being set intentionally for agricultural purposes. Though not necessarily immediately hazardous, such large-scale burning can have a strong impact on weather, climate, human health, and natural resources.”

Link: More about this photograph

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