Amazon Deforestation Continues Apace, Shows No Signs of Slowing
Earlier this month the Brazilian government announced that annual Amazonian deforestation had grown by 2 percent last year to just over 9,000 square miles, courtesy of Brazilian beef and soy growers, and their consumers. This loss of ancient rainforests, covering an area the size of the U.S. state of New Hampshire, would be the second highest annual loss since official record-keeping started in 1988. One would expect the response of the Brazilian government and international community to be one of outrage, and to hear renewed pledges to reign in the destruction.
Unfortunately the Brazilian government under President Luiz In