The big picture of the Amazon fires

Julianna Santos has a new piece in University of Melbourne’s Pursuit.

As the world’s biggest rainforest continues to burn, Julianna argues that it’s important to understand the political and social situation in Brazil that led us to this point.

Why is the Amazon is burning? What’s the relationship between these fires and the political situation in Brazil? And what are the local and global implications of these fires?

You can read the full piece here.

Update 08/10/19: Now you can listen to Julianna discuss these themes on ‘The Grapevine’ program on Triple R, 102.7FM, Melbourne.

The Amazon rainforest in Rondônia state, Brazil. Photo: Eduardo José Gazzinelli