The wildfires in the Amazon rainforest are still raging. According to current knowledge, these fires could have a considerable impact on the global climate. Every tree that falls victim to the inferno not only loses the opportunity to store CO₂, but also returns a large amount of stored carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
Global politics, collective ambition and well-founded climate research results are a few efforts which help counter climate change. However, the foundation for climate initiatives and to trigger change requires genuine data, generated by reliable measuring instruments. We need to make a qualified assessment of effects and causes and base activities on these results. But how is this data generated?