The Amazonian Fires of 2019
From Jeff Layne
Geography and Planning Department
Amazon fires burned across Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru in 2019. Dr. Chase explains what made the tropical rainforest burn and how the destruction became so widespread. She has done extensive research on natural resource management, fire risk strategies in rural areas, and spent a few years attending university in Brazil. The devastation of the fires last year left Brazilians and world leaders demanding answers from President Bolsonaro. Although research is still being conducted, Dr. Chase provides a few answers.
Recorded: February 4, 2020