“Satellite data revealed that 5,831 square kilometers of land was cut down or burned in the Brazilian Amazon in year to 1 August: a 16% increase on the destruction of the previous 12 months.
“This is the second acceleration in three years, following almost a decade of impressive declines. That suggests the state’s efforts – which include high-tech monitoring, stiffer financial penalties and boots on the ground – are having a diminishing impact.” www.theguardian.com
GR: Demand for the crops and beef raised on cleared land is continuing to grow. The developed world including the U. S. is responsible. Everyone having a steak tonight is responsible.