Indigenous peoples in Brazil are in an increasingly precarious position and, as a result, the Amazon forest is, too. That’s bad news for the world.
The fires burning and choking the western United States have transfixed the nation’s attention and the alarm is warranted: The world is warming, meaning present and future changes to the climate will continue to lengthen and intensify fire seasons. Now labeled the worst fire season on record, the 5 million acres already burned across California, Oregon and Washington may not be unprecedented for long.
Yet the fate of US forests doesn’t rest in American hands alone.… Seguir leyendo »