In Brazil, deforestation of the Amazon rainforest quickly increased under President Jair Bolsonaro. The far-right leader says environmental protection has hampered Brazil's economy and, since taking office this year, has slashed regulations while supporting timber, mining and other development projects.
Environmentalists worry about too much deforestation in the Amazon could create irreversible environmental damage and worsen the global climate change climate. In this episode, we will discuss how opening the Amazon to business interests can affect the world's largest tropical rain forest.
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