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From October through November 2019, a series of wildfires erupted in Lebanon. With strong winds and unseasonably high temperatures, the fires spread near the towns of Meshref and Chouf, leading to families having to flee their homes. The Lebanese government wasn’t able to adequately contain the blaze. For many, the fires represented the contempt they had for governmental failure in ensuring basic economic and social security. The fires would eventually help spark and foment mass protest and calls for revolution. Not soon after, Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation. 

Using USGS Landsat 8 satellite imagery, the CDS DataViz team visualizes the wildfires that helped bring about a country’s revolution:


Frederick Taylor, Josh De Salis Sophrin, David Harary
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