The flames engulfing the world’s biggest rainforest are a human tragedy as well as an environmental one. We are all to blame
The scale of the devastation caused by the wildfires still raging in the Amazon is hard to comprehend. This is a rainforest that provides one-fifth of the world’s oxygen; it is hard not to feel powerless and despairing in the face of the disaster overtaking the region.
But however strong – and bitter – the feeling about this as an environmental catastrophe, we must never lose sight of the fact that it is also a human tragedy.
Amazon fires are a shameful indictment of our lust for excess