Our Amazon has already been hit by more than 72,000 forest fires this year. Nothing special in the Southern Hemisphere’s winter, but the increase of fires is dramatic: +85% compared to winter 2018.
While Bolsonaro claims without any evidence, that NGOs are to blame , many International governments say it is his fault. His weak consideration of the Amazon and the indigenous minorities living in it, encouraged farmers and miners to cut down and burn more trees. As a matter of fact, Bolsonaro thinks that the Amazon can be the new frontier for agricultural development.
The destruction of the Brazilian Amazonian rainforest is nothing to take superficially. It represents the lungs of our planet, and killing it may give a deadly kick to our attempts to contrast climate change.