This Isn’t the First Time Fires Have Ravaged the Amazon
Here’s why now can be different from the 1980s.
At the end of the 1980s, fires raging in the Brazilian Amazon went viral in photos that were disseminated around the world. Then-Sen. Al Gore spoke for many international observers when he reportedly said, in 1989,
Kathryn Hochstetler is a professor of international development at the London School of Economics.
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