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August 21, 2019 - Global News

Amazon rainforest fires: What caused them and why activists are blaming Brazil’s president

Amazon rainforest fires: What caused them and why activists are blaming Brazil’s president

The Amazon rainforest, the vessel holding a massive amount of the world’s oxygen, is burning at a rate scientists have never seen before.

The World Wildlife Fund estimates that more than a quarter of the Amazon will be without trees by 2030 if the current rate of deforestation continues.

The fears surrounding deforestation have grown under Bolsonaro, who has vowed to develop the region for farming and mining since coming into office, ignoring international concern over deforestation and climate change.Brazil’s far-right president has long been accused of neglecting the global climate change fight and endangering the rainforest.

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