The smoke coming from Australia’s catastrophic bush fires will not only affect those near the continent but the entire world as it could circle the entire globe, according to NASA. The bush fires have produced so much smoke for such a long time that NASA scientists say the smoke already reached South America by January 8th causing hazy skies. The smoke has already greatly affected the air quality in New Zealand. The smoke has also reached the stratosphere at more than ten miles in altitude, making it easier to belt around the globe.
Smoke from fires in Australia is expected to make at least one "full circuit" around the globe and return to the skies over the country, scientists from NASA have warned. https://t.co/9a4HP6Ebhv
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