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Visualizing‌ ‌the‌ ‌Number‌ ‌of‌ ‌Wildfires‌ ‌in‌ ‌Australia‌ ‌

by Michael McLaughlin
A chart demonstrating the number of daily fires in Australia increase dramatically in the second half of 2019.

The Guardian has created a series of data visualizations illustrating the number of fires in Australia since October 2019, which have destroyed wildlife, burned thousands of homes, and killed more than 20 people. The visualizations show that there were more than 420,000 fires in Australia in December 2019 and also highlight that the air quality in Monash, a suburb of Canberra, Australia’s capital city, rose to 10 times over the hazardous limit in early January. The visualizations also highlight that 2019 was Australia’s warmest year on record. 

Take a look.

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