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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 10:13 AM

Look No Further Than Brazil's Amazon Fire for the Dangers of Deregulation


Meanwhile far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is rolling back environmental and indigenous protections.
ALEXANDER C. KAUFMAN
TRAVIS WALDRON
CHRIS D’ANGELO

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took power this year promising to open the Amazon rainforest to industry, roll back environmental and indigenous protections, and stack his Cabinet with ideologues who dismiss climate change as a Marxist hoax.

But the record wildfires now raging in the Amazon offer a terrifying rebuke and serve as a stark reminder of what’s at stake as Bolsonaro’s policies allow ranchers, loggers, and miners to destroy the world’s largest forest and repository of carbon dioxide at an unprecedented pace.

The blaze this week produced apocalyptic images as smoke billowed more than 1,800 miles southeast to blacken the daytime sky over São Paulo, the Western hemisphere’s biggest city. Video of an indigenous Pataxó woman shouting as orange flames engulfed her tribe’s reservation in Minas Gerais went viral.

It was only the latest of what new research this week found to be a record year for wildfires in the Amazon. Satellite data from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, or INPE, showed an 84 percent increase over the same period last year.

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https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2019/08/look-no-further-than-brazils-amazon-fire-for-the-dangers-of-deregulation/

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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 10:17 AM

1. Kick and recommend.

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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 11:22 AM

2. Trump is. Constantly bragging about all of his deregulation policies.

That is why the economy has been growing, but there will be a serious price to pay when the piper comes calling.

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