Who can stop Brazil’s government from torching the Amazon?

Climate Economy

Who can stop Brazil’s government from torching the Amazon?

To save the rainforests, global investors may need more leverage than money can buy. On the morning of August 19th, 2019, the citizens of São Paulo awoke to an apocalyptic scene. The sky was stained a sickly yellow. It gradually darkened into a greasy, brown canopy that, by 3 p.m., had blotted out the sun.  Soon, reports emerged linking the unnatural darkness with smoke from fires in the Amazon. Days later, the Brazilian press began reporting that farmers in the state of Pará had dubbed August 10th “Fire Day” —…

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