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With Brazilian Pres Bolsonaro largely closing his eyes (if not offering active encouragement), "the Amazon has seen the worst start to the fire season in a decade, with 10,136 fires spotted in the first 10 days of August, a 17% rise on last year."

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Man-made fires in the Amazon were caught on video by @Reuters  as they were lit, the same day Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro blasted a surge in fires as ‘lies’

Brazilian Pres. Bolsonaro denies that there is a spike in fires in the Amazon — calling it "a lie" — even as the country's space agency has reported thousands of fires burning in the region. Fires in the Brazilian Amazon increased by 28% last month compared to July 2019.

Fires in the Brazilian Amazon have surged so far in August, outstripping the same period of 2019 and renewing concerns about the forest's destruction. More photos of the Amazon again under threat: 📷 @umarcelino 

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"Look at what we're doing to nature. Just turning it into coal and smoke," said one Brazilian farmer, while trying to save some Amazon forestation burning in front of his eyes.

The Brazilian government's own data shows thousands of fires again surging across the Amazon, but President Jair Bolsonaro simply lies and denies it, after last year having actively encouraged the burning of the Amazon.

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"Look at what we're doing to nature. Just turning it into coal and smoke," said one Brazilian farmer, while trying to save some Amazon forestation burning in front of his eyes.

Fires are spreading in the Brazilian Amazon, but President Jair Bolsonaro has called these reports a “lie.” Take a look at his statement.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has risen sharply in the past year—again.

Tropical rainforest doesn't catch fire. So this story that the Amazon is burning is a lie, and we have to fight it with real numbers: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro#World  #AmazonFires 

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SIGN THIS PETITION TO MAKE SURE THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT KNOWS WE CARE ABOUT THE PROTECTION OF THE AMAZON :

‘I will go on until my last drop of blood.’ — Leaders of the Indigenous Mura tribe are speaking out as historic wildfires tear through their lands in the Brazilian Amazon

‘I will go on until my last drop of blood.’ — Leaders of the Indigenous Mura tribe are speaking out as historic wildfires tear through their lands in the Brazilian Amazon

BREAKING: Brazilian President Bolsonaro says Brazil will only accept an offer of international aid to fight Amazon fires if French President Macron retracts some comments. Bolsonaro says Macron had called him a liar and questioned Brazil's sovereignty.

Amazon fires: Brazilian rainforest burning at record rate, space agency warns

We should pay attention to this: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right authoritarian, is rapidly destroying the Amazon rainforest. He is a threat to working people, minorities, journalists, and a habitable planet. No wonder Trump loves him so much.

The new Brazilian president's pledge to wreck the Amazon is a tragic reminder that environmentalists need to win a fight forever, while the other side only needs to win it once.

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