The fires are not significantly higher than in the past. You'll see news articles reporting that they're nearly twice as high as last year, which is true, but also not that relevant because they vary greatly from year to year - the current amount of fire is significantly less than it was during the mid-2000s, and is solidly within historical averages over the last 20-30 years (typical time periods used in climate science). Furthermore, everyone talks about "the Amazon is burning", but that only holds if you include random brushland that's being burned for farming. The actual rainforest, which holds most of the biomass, is not known to be burning any more than in the past.
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