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August 22, 2019: Amazon Rainforest Fires; Hot Car Deaths

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There are a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest this year. Conservationists are blaming Brazil's government, saying the country's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has encouraged the clearing of rainforest land. Bolsonaro says NGOs may be setting the fires to embarrass him. Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks to Carlos Nobre, a climate scientist in Brazil, for the latest. Also, at least 35 children in the U.S. have died this year after being left in hot cars, according to the nonprofit Kids and Cars. Stephanie Salvilla, who's 5-month-old son died in her hot car in 2009, shares her story with Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's August 22, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on August 22, 2019.

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