Sometimes, a headline just doesn’t do justice for a story. A fire tornado in South America is the most recent example of that.
Earlier this week, a ‘tornado de fuego’ was spotted near a highway in Santa Helena de Goias, Brazil. But this is not an odd occurrence for the country. These fire tornadoes occur when ‘intense heat and turbulent wind conditions combine to form whirling eddies of air,’ according to National Geographic.
But the weather phenomenon didn’t stop at one tornado de fuego–it was reported by a Peruvian newspaper, La Republica, that two days later another fire-nado was spotted along another highway.
South America joined the rest of the world on Friday to protest the lack of action happening to prevent climate change from continuing at the pace it is. If drastic action is not taken soon, tornadoes de fuego will be the least of the planet’s worries.