August 23, 2019

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Why is the Amazon rain forest burning?

video Fragilized by 75,000 fires since January 2019, the Amazon suffers from the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro and global warming. With serious consequences, as explains Catherine Aubertin, environmental economist.

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The Amazon is ravaged by thousands of forest fires since January 2019. And if every year, at the end of the rainy season, fires take place on the Brazilian territory, this time it's different, bigger and more disturbing. More than 75,000 fires have weakened the Amazon rainforest since January, 84% more than last year. Why, and with what consequences?

Explanations, with Catherine Aubertin, environmental economist and research director at the Institute for Research for Development.