The immense scale of the fires in Brazil this summer raised a global alarm about the risks they posed to the world’s largest rainforest. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Our next in the series Promises Made.
Why is the Amazon burning? Beef and its multinational profiteers. #ClimateEmergency
Why Amazon Fires Keep Raging 10 Years After a Deal to End Them More promises not kept by #agribusiness. Lack of #accountability + policy incoherence + rising golbal demand for #beef led to the conflagration. What about #Amazonfires next time?
80% of Amazon deforestation is for 🥩 Companies aren’t living up to their deforestation-free agreements Brazilian government is making data less accessible No one’s listening to researcher Holly Gibbs w/ painstakingly built database #BeefOrAmazon?
Really good reporting about cattle ranching and Amazon deforestation by The NY Times. (And so good to see important work by Prof. Holly Gibbs -- former grad student and professor at UW -- cited here!)