Thursday, 29 June 2017
| Chile wildfires leave smouldering tensions over role of forestry industry

Added: 03.03.2017 10:30 | 39 views | 0 comments

After the worst fires in the country’s history killed 11 and devastated vast swaths of land in January many are asking if subsidised timber plantations are to blame
The smoke has almost cleared, the blazes that raged over half a million hectares of forests, bush and grassland mostly extinguished, but the air is still thick with recriminations against Chile’s eucalyptus and pine plantation owners who are accused of putting profits before safety.
Following , activists are asking whether the unregulated expansion of the forestry industry under the dictator will lead to more problems in a future that is likely to be hotter and drier as a result of climate change.

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