SA’s troubles are only a tree falling in the burning Amazon

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As the smoke from the Amazon’s 72,000th fire this year drifts gently towards us across the Atlantic, perhaps it is time to bite the bullet and say something fairly controversial: I’m starting to doubt if cynical, science-proof, fact-resistant politicians are the right people to tackle the climate crisis.

I know, I know. Only 97% of scientists agree that humans are changing the climate...

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