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Old Yesterday, 05:16 PM
 
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https://theintercept.com/2019/07/06/...medium=ios_app

A feedback loop in which the forest begins to dry and burn in a cascading system collapse.
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Old Yesterday, 05:35 PM
 
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Don't Panic: Amazon Burning Is Mostly Farms, Not Forests

So why are there so many fires? "Natural fires in the Amazon are rare, and the majority of these fires were set by farmers preparing Amazon-adjacent farmland for next year's crops and pasture," soberly explains The New York Times. "Much of the land that is burning was not old-growth rain forest, but land that had already been cleared of trees and set for agricultural use."

https://reason.com/2019/08/23/dont-p...s-not-forests/
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Old Yesterday, 05:37 PM
 
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Amazon Rainforest Fires: Here’s What’s Really Happening


> has great pictures

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/w...bolsonaro.html
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Old Yesterday, 05:45 PM
 
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Amazon Rainforest Fires: Hereís Whatís Really Happening


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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/w...bolsonaro.html
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Brazilís part of the Amazon lost more than 1,330 square miles of forest cover in the first half of 2019, a 39 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the government agency that tracks deforestation.
From the article.
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Old Yesterday, 05:48 PM
 
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What do scientists know?
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Old Yesterday, 05:49 PM
 
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They are clearing land to grow more soybeans for the Chinese market. Not sure what you expect anyone to do about this. You certainly can't blame it on Trump or conservatives. Blame it on the Chinese for refusing to work with Trump, and instead choosing to build up Brazil so they can meet the Chinese markets immense demand for soybeans.
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Old Yesterday, 05:49 PM
 
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yes, they cleared it for farms.....they didn't lose 1,330 sq miles from fire
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Old Yesterday, 05:53 PM
 
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They are clearing land to produce more soybeans for the Chinese market. Not sure what you expect anyone to do about this. You certainly can't blame it on Trump or conservatives. Blame it on the Chinese for refusing to work with Trump, and instead choosing to build up Brazil so they can meet the Chinese markets immense demand for soybeans.
Well he has alot to do with the trade war so much of the blame about the trade war is to him.
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Old Yesterday, 05:54 PM
 
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What should the US do about it?
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Old Yesterday, 05:56 PM
 
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Well he has alot to do with the trade war so much of the blame about the trade war is to him.

Trump is not the cause of the trade war, because the trade war started long before he was president. Trump simply decided it was time to fight back, instead of ignoring it.
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