How will Brazil's Amazon fires drive climate change?

There were about 80,000 fires this year, more than an 80 percent increase compared with the same period last year.

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    The Amazon rainforest plays a crucial role in controlling the world's climate but the recent fires show how vulnerable it is.

    There were nearly 80,000 fires this year, more than an 80 percent increase compared with the same period in 2018.

    Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from the state of Mato Grosso on what the recent devastation means.


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