Climate change, oxygen and biodiversity: Amazon rainforest fires leave plenty at stake
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Climate change, oxygen and biodiversity: Amazon rainforest fires leave plenty at stake

Record fires sweeping across the Amazon this month are bringing renewed scrutiny to Brazil’s deforestation policy and have environmental researchers and conservationists worried that they will only aggravate the climate change crisis.”The effects of forest destruction in the Amazon don’t stay in the Amazon. They affect us all,” said Robin Chazdon, professor emerita at the…

Climate Change Debate Censored in Canada Because of One Jackass Candidate
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Climate Change Debate Censored in Canada Because of One Jackass Candidate

Photo: GettyMy in-laws are Canadian and thus prone to frequent bouts of trashing the broken American political system and then immediately apologizing (with the exception of my brother-in-law Dan who is a true asshole). Well, the joke’s on you, suckers. Now your system is hopelessly compromised, too!On Sunday, reports emerged that the agency overseeing Canada’s…

Amazon wildfires: President Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil has just 40 men to fight widespread ‘chaos’
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Amazon wildfires: President Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil has just 40 men to fight widespread ‘chaos’

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said his government lacks the resources to fight wildfires devastating the Amazon rainforest.Speaking to reporters on Thursday, he said Brazil was in “chaos” and that his government could only send “40 men” to fight the extensive fires. He said: “The Ministry of Justice can send 40 men to combat the…

Amazon wildfires: President Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil has just 40 men to fight widespread ‘chaos’
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Amazon wildfires: President Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil has just 40 men to fight widespread ‘chaos’

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said his government lacks the resources to fight wildfires devastating the Amazon rainforest.Speaking to reporters on Thursday, he said Brazil was in “chaos” and that his government could only send “40 men” to fight the extensive fires. He said: “The Ministry of Justice can send 40 men to combat the…

Icelanders Mourn Loss of Okjökull Glacier With Ceremony, Plaque
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Icelanders Mourn Loss of Okjökull Glacier With Ceremony, Plaque

The shrinking of the Okjökull glacier from Sept. 14, 1986 (left) to Aug. 1, 2019.Photo: NASA (AP)Politicians, scientists, and others gathered in Borgarfjörður, Iceland, northeast of Reykjavik on Sunday to mourn the loss of the Okjökull glacier, laying a plaque warning of the impact of climate change, the BBC reported.Okjökull, along with many other Icelandic…