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These captivating images show how the world changed in 2019


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These captivating images show how the world changed in 2019

This year was record-breaking for all the wrong reasons. Hurricane Dorian was the most intense cyclone to hit the Bahamas and deforestation hit its highest levels for a decade 18 December 2019 This year was record-breaking for all the wrong reasons. Photographer Christina Koch Agency JSC/NASA Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas in August and September,…

These captivating images show how the world changed in 2019

This year was record-breaking for all the wrong reasons. Hurricane Dorian was the most intense cyclone to hit the Bahamas and deforestation hit its highest levels for a decade


18 December 2019

This year was record-breaking for all the wrong reasons.

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Photographer Christina Koch

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Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas in August and September, the most intense tropical cyclone to hit the country on record. Astronaut Christina Koch captured the storm from aboard the International Space Station.

Aerial view of a sawmill in Moraes Almeida

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In Brazil, deforestation in the Amazon rainforest reached its highest levels for more than a decade. Nearly 10,000 square kilometres of forest were lost between August 2018 and July 2019, according to the Brazilian space agency.

Australia bushfires

Photographer William West

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And Australia has had its worst start to bush-fire season for decades. In New South Wales, more than 1.65 million hectares have been destroyed. In November, the regional government declared a state of emergency. The fires came after Australia had its hottest summer on record followed by an unusually hot winter.

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