Rainforest fires are not irregular; they happen all the time, usually following the seasons or under controlled and sanctioned land clearing. During July and August 2019, fires in the Amazon rainforest spiked to intense levels – the worst in over a decade. Huge deforestation and land clearing have set deep scars into the landscapes of Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and beyond. What does this mean for people, the planet and the future?

Amazon on fire near homes