Who Set the Amazon Rain Forest on Fire? We did!

Yesterday, I wrote a piece which has since been published in various places in which I compared the 1,330 square miles of the Amazon River Basin that has been put to the match this year with a similar amount of acreage in and around New York City to put the problem in perspective.

Then, I thought about it a little more and started to see the error in my thinking, realizing that we…