Freeing the Forest Through the Trees

“Six of the ten worst fires in California’s history have occurred in the past eighteen months, and last year’s fire season was the deadliest and most destructive on record. More than a hundred people were killed, and more than seventeen thousand homes destroyed. Experts have warned that this year’s fire season could be even worse.” One of the problems: We’re putting out other fires too fast. The New Yorker: A Trailblazing Plan to Fight California Wildfires.

+ “A record number of wildfires have torched the Amazon this year as deforestation efforts increase under far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.” Smoke from the burning Amazon Rainforest plunged Brazil’s largest city into darkness in the middle of the day.

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