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The Science And Politics Behind The Brazilian Amazon Mass-Fires

In order to understand the science behind the recent mass-burning of the Brazilian Amazon, we must put this man-made catastrophe in the context of Brazilian politics. Hence, when Jair Bolsonaro became president of Brazil in January 2019, his developmental policies for the Brazilian Amazon and his negative views of its indigenous inhabitants in effect transformed Brazilian Amazonia into a worsening ecological disaster.


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