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People Are Seriously Talking About Invading Brazil to Save the Planet

With the Amazon burning, some foreign policy experts foresee a new era of global conflict shaped by climate catastrophe

Amazon forest area burns in rural Novo Progresso, in Para, Brazil. Credit: NurPhoto/Getty Images

ItIt started as a mere thought experiment, a little what-if: As fires raged in the Amazon basin — many of them intentionally set — Stephen Walt, a…




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Aaron Gell

Aaron Gell

Medium editor-at-large, with bylines in the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the New York Times and numerous other publications. ¶

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