Mexico under fire

The history of mankind is linked to that of fire, but when people deliberately or negligently cause fires, they have devastating consequences for the environment, health and safety of others. In the last decade, Mexico has had more than 85,000 forest fires that have devoured 4.6 million hectares of territory. Natural causes represent less than 10% of the total area destroyed, meaning that only 1 in 100 conflagrations were caused by nature itself.

This project analyzes and visualizes these and other data, taken from the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) and the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR)

By Hassel Fallas

Data analysis and visualization
July 1, 2021

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Data analysis, design and programming: Hassel Fallas

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