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Amazon Wildfires - David Wallace Wells

Brazil's president has overnight ordered the armed forces to help fight a record number of forest...

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08.28 24 Aug 2019


Amazon Wildfires - David Wallace Wells


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08.28 24 Aug 2019


Brazil's president has overnight ordered the armed forces to help fight a record number of forest fires in the Amazon following intense pressure from EU leaders.

The Taoiseach and the French president both promised they won’t ratify the huge beef deal with South American nations unless Brazil does more to tackle blazes in the rain forest.

But with the Brazilian president recently blaming NGOs for the blazes, and the number of forest fires in Brazil topping 75,000 so far this year, is there any hope that the situation can really be brought under control?

David Wallace Wells, Deputy editor and climate columnist for New York magazine. and author of the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling book, THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH joins Shane to discuss.


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