Darkness at noon: deforestation in the new authoritarian era

Author
Susanna B. Hecht
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Centre for International Environmental Studies, The Graduate Institute (IHEID)
Abstract
The dramatic Amazon fires images of Au-gust 2019 triggered a geopolitical outcry. Brazilian President Bolsonaro, however, unflinchingly continues to support his destructive model of Amazonian development. This article recalls the extent of the disaster and delves into the reasons behind such disdain for environmental concerns.
Topic
Agriculture, Climate Change, Development, Environment
Political Geography
Brazil, Latin America