Meet the ranchers of the Amazon

Sunday October 20, 2019  |  nature
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. Watch the video from the farmers in the Amazon. Welcome to the lawless heart of the Brazilian Amazon. Here, cattle ranchers and loggers — emboldened by President Jair Bolsonaro — are clearing huge swaths of rainforest every minute. All in the name of progress. How do we need to progress? More cattle more fires less rainforest?