In Bolsonaro’s burning Brazilian Amazon, all our futures are being consumed | The Nation

‘…Right now, in 2019, we are witnessing the beginning of a new, disastrous chapter. The area of trees being cleared has surged this year. In July, the deforestation rate was an area the size of Manhattan every day, a Greater London every three weeks. This month, fires are incinerating the Amazon at a record rate, almost certainly part of a scorched-earth strategy to clear territory. Why is this happening now? Because of a change in power.’

Source: In Bolsonaro’s burning Brazilian Amazon, all our futures are being consumed | The Nation