Tech, playing against the fire
I really liked this article!
In fact a couple of weeks ago, before the Amazon fire, I was thinking "why can't we monitor more efficiently fire"? With all the satellites we have, why south Europe every summer has still to face new fires. We know the scenario by now, we have memorised it: "every July and August the killing combination of heat, strong winds and complete absence of rain, in places like Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece, makes "crazy people" wanting to start fires"! So, why can't we have little robots scan images of these areas 24/24?
yes, the article reminded me this time of the year again - more satellite imagery and strategic alert systems could be effective to minimize the impact of forest fire.