In the Amazon, Fires Steal Breath, but Smoke Smells of Money
The thousands of fires set to clear land for cattle in Brazil’s rainforest are widely seen as an environmental disaster. Local ranch hands have more conflicted feelings.
Don't forget: mega agribusinesses in Brazil ramped up deforestation to plant soybeans for China — because they weren't buying from the U.S. during the trade war. This led to massive 🔥🔥🔥, destroying the homes of indigenous communities and hurting our 🌎.
Whatever their stance on climate change and conservation, cattlemen are feeling the effects of a warming planet, and they worry about how all the burning is making life harder for them, and their animals.