Amazon fires unstoppable, official says

TitleAmazon fires unstoppable, official says
Publication TypeNewspaper Article
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsRocha, J
NewspaperThe Des Moines Register
Issue DateSept 1, 1988
CityDes Moines, IA
KeywordsBrazil; rainforests; slash and burn

Brazilian officials of forest protection have admitted that the deliberate and blatant destruction of the rainforest cannot be stopped. They stated that they have no way for the government to intervene because of a government policy implemented in the 1970s. Other Brazilian officials have refused to admit how bad the destruction has become. Previous statistics provided by the forest service were much lower than the actual damage. Tons of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide have been pumped into the earths's atmosphere, contributing to the "greenhouse effect."

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