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UAlbany News Podcast: The Politicization of the Amazon Rainforest Wildfires, with Mathias Vuille and Andrei Lapenas

The Amazon Rainforest has experienced more than 27,000 fires this month alone.  

ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 31, 2019) – We've all probably read recently of wildfires blistering through what are often called the "lungs of the earth." Reports stating that the Amazon Rainforest has experienced more than twenty-seven thousand fires this month alone have provoked an international outcry from world leaders, environmental activists and celebrities. 

On this episode, two climatologists help us make sense of the problem, and what can be done about it.

 

Guests: Mathias Vuille, a professor of atmospheric and environmental sciences, and Andrei Lapenas, a professor of geography and planning. 

 

This interview was recorded in front of the show's first live audience in studio.

 

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