The Amazon fires are scorching the Earth’s most vital ecosystem at such a voracious rate that by the time you read this, thousands more trees will have turned to ashes. Brazil’s space research agency calculates that one-and-a-half soccer fields worth of rainforest burns every single minute. That destruction includes more than trees — it is engulfing everything that lives in the forest and cannot escape.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s gaslighting around global aid for his country to fight the devastating fires in the Amazon is a perfect — perfectly awful — example of what happens when nationalist demagogues take power, says Frida Ghitis.
Source: Bolsonaro’s ego stands in the way of saving the Amazon opinion) – CNN