I was waiting for an article like this - I've been through enough new cycles to know that the Amazon hysteria was probably not warranted. Didn't help that people were sharing photos en mass of fires that were very clearly *not* the Amazon lol...
Anyway. Thoughts on this piece? No paywall.
@Elmkast Thanks for sharing this link! I had been low-key freaking out about the Amazon for days. I literally lie awake at night panicking about the planet dying, so stuff like this really gets to me.
Having historical perspective on the scope of this year's fires has drastically improved my mood, thanks.
I wish more news coverage (on all issues!) would include historical context like that chart of fires over time. When reporting something as exceptional at least tell us what the baseline is!
@Elmkast Found a non-paywalled version of the science paper that is the source for that 70% claim
"Enforcement of laws,
interventions in soy and beef supply chains, restrictions on access to credit, and
expansion of protected areas appear to have contributed to this decline, as did a decline
in the demand for new deforestation"
haven't finished it yet but what I've read is very interesting.
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