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The Amazon fires: Why it matters

The fires in the Amazon are started to clear the forest for farming.

They usually go out naturally but there are so many this year that isn’t happening so quickly.

More than 7,000 are currently burning and jeopardising the rainforest’s role as a bulwark against climate change.

Sky’s Noel Phillips reports on the scale of the problem and what could be done to solve it.

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