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Igniting global outrage, Brazil's Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires

22.8.2019

Igniting global outrage, Brazil 's Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires

"Everything indicates" that NGOs were going to the Amazon to "set fire" to the forest, Bolsonaro said in a Facebook Live broadcast on Wednesday morning. When asked if he had evidence to back up his claims, he said he had "no written plan," adding "that's not how it's done."

Bolsonaro said his administration was working to control the Amazon fires, which have reached a record number this year. Brazil's space research center, INPE, has detected 72,843 fires so far in 2019, an 83% increase on the same period in 2018.Bolsonaro, a longtime skeptic of environmental concerns, wants to open the Amazon to more agriculture and mining, and has told other countries worried about rising deforestation under his watch to mind their own business.

"NGOs working in the Amazon do not use fire in farming. On the contrary, they encourage rural communities to avoid fire," said Nobre, senior researcher at Sao Paulo University's Institute for Advanced Studies.Speaking later on Wednesday, Bolsonaro also took aim at the Paris climate accord, saying that if it were so good, the United States would have stayed in it. But he added that for the time being, Brazil would remain in the pact.



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