The Amazon rainforest is burning at an accelerated rate. Here's how deforestation is contributing to climate change.
The main consensus: the fires were caused by human activity.
This isn’t the first time Brazil has suffered dramatic forest fires. 2015 and 2016 were particularly bad years with the warming of El Nino, when droughts allowed the fires to spread quickly.
But whether or not people are paying attention, it raises important questions about deforestation.
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