Firefighters tackle a blaze in the Amazon region of Otuquis, Bolivia, in August 2019
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For the second year running, vital ecosystems are in flames. Several major fires in the Amazon have been spotted ahead of the rainforest’s typical fire season, and it seems likely that 2020 will see worse blazes than the ones which triggered international outcry last year.
Fires are also raging across frozen tundra in the Arctic, sending smoke around the world and releasing CO2. These too could match or eclipse last year’s record-breaking blazes there.
Worldwide, this is shaping up …