Topic:Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Disaster and disaster management.
4) Man-made fires in the Amazon rainforest have sent smoke to populated cities and the Atlantic coast. Why does it bring focus on President Bolsonaro’s policies? What impact can it have on the environment? Critically analyse. (250 words)
Why this question:
The question is in the context of recent forest fires witnessed by the Amazon forests.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must evaluate the underlying causes for the forest fires and the impact it can have on the environment.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
First explain in short what are forest fires.
The article best explains the causes owing to which the Amazon forests are facing forest fires. One must explain the significance that these rainforests hold for the health of the world environment.
Explain the recent policies of the President Bolsonaro that have led to such alarming conditions that may become irreversible if policies are not put in place to conserve the forests.
Explain what needs to be done
Conclude with way ahead.